Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health

August 8th, 2016
Sealing the Perfect Smile!

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 »

August 3rd, 2016
Don’t Toss the Floss!

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 »

July 18th, 2016
My tooth is knocked out, now what?!

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 »

June 30th, 2016
Try This Mouth Watering 7-Layer Dip

What’s in it: 3 Cups black beans 6 Oz. Greek yogurt (plain) 1 Cup shredded cheese 1 small can sliced black olives How to Make the Guacamole: 2 avocados 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro 1 chopped chive Juice from 1/2 lime 1 clove minced garlic 1/2 seeded and diced Jalapeño How to Make the Pico De… Read more »

June 3rd, 2016
It’s National Donut Day!!

Did you know today is National Donut Day? That means millions of Americans around the country will be visiting their local bakery for some delicious donuts. We’re even celebrating here at Delta Dental of Minnesota! Even though donuts are one of the most tasty foods to ever be created, it’s important to keep your oral… Read more »

May 26th, 2016
Importance of Senior Dental Care

Did you know only 32% of people over 65 continued their dental insurance after retirement? When seniors are left to figure out health benefits on their own, statistics show us that many retirees are going without coverage. What are some reasons why seniors are opting out of purchasing coverage on their own? “It’s cheaper to… Read more »