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When we talk about diabetes, we talk about sugar intake – and for good reason. Regulating blood sugar is crucial to staying healthy with diabetes. But as medical knowledge has increased, the connection between diabetes and oral health has become clear – and we’ve done our best to help people understand the connection. But what… Read more »
Our dental hygienist Leah shares some easy and fun tips and tricks to avoid a trip to the dentist after Halloween.
Major changes often have a way of affecting many more parts of our lives than we originally anticipate. Often, our health benefits – including dental – are affected. Whether retirement, recent job loss, a switch to self-employment or an addition to your family, establishing dental benefits is a crucial part of supporting your overall health…. Read more »
Since 2013, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has granted $1 million to fund an initiative to increase school-based programs that provide dental sealants to children. Sealants are a type of preventative dental care that are highly effective in keeping cavities from forming on children’s teeth. According to the Children’s Dental Health Project, this preventative measure… Read more »
News reports have recently questioned the importance of flossing, but daily flossing is the single most important factor in preventing gum (periodontal) disease. Daily flossing removes plaque and bacteria that brushing leaves behind. Since 40% of a tooth’s surface meets up with another tooth, neglecting to clean these surfaces promotes tooth decay, gum disease and… Read more »
Playing sports without a mouth guard, biting down on something hard, getting in an accident or falling down— these are all ways you can knock out a tooth. But what to do if you find yourself in this situation? First things first: Replace the tooth within 5 minutes to ensure the best outcome, as the… Read more »