November 6th, 2017
What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

Even without speaking a word, your tongue can say a lot. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. What is your tongue trying to tell you?   White coating. A tongue that appears white is usually the result of overgrown papillae, the… Read more »

November 2nd, 2017
How pre-treatment estimates work

To help members understand costs before they’re incurred, Delta Dental provides free pre-treatment estimates*, which are sometimes referred to as pre-determinations or pre-authorizations. These estimates give patients an approximate idea of how much a dental treatment will cost overall, and how that cost will be split between the member and Delta Dental. Getting a pre-treatment… Read more »

October 31st, 2017
Chewing Ice: Satisfying, But Dangerous

If you find yourself absently and happily chewing away at a couple ice cubes after you’ve finished a drink, you’re not alone. There are many who enjoy chewing ice not just incidentally, but as a matter of habit. It can be oddly satisfying to crunch your way through an ice cube. And, in fact, there… Read more »

October 29th, 2017
Is my jaw shrinking?

  As we progress through the years, many of us start noticing changes in our mouths, shifting and even crowding teeth. If it’s got you wondering, “Is my jaw shrinking?” the answer is yes – it could be. But why? There are three known reasons that may cause our jaws to shrink. Aging Between 1949… Read more »

October 25th, 2017
Have a tooth-friendly Halloween!

Trick-or-treating is one of the best parts of being a kid. Who doesn’t love dressing up and eating a bunch of free candy? Below, dental hygienist Leah shares some tips to help your family have a fun and tooth-friendly Halloween.

October 23rd, 2017
Grantee Spotlight: HealthFinders Collaborative

Since 2014, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has given $120,000 to HealthFinders Collaborative, a community health center that serves the low-income, underinsured and uninsured residents of Rice County, Minnesota. Established in 2005, HealthFinders Collaborative began as a primary medical clinic, implementing a dental program in 2014. Today, the dental program serves 1,000 patients each year,… Read more »

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