Blog Posts Categorized: Oral Health



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 »

May 26th, 2016
My Allergies Might Be Causing My Tooth Pain?

Allergies. Millions of people suffer from them this time of year.  But, what causes allergies? The biggest trigger is pollen, which is released into the air by trees, grasses, and flowers. When pollen is inhaled, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive and you’ll start to see some side-effects. Allergies usually come with watery eyes, itchy ear,… Read more »