February 26th, 2018
Tooth Fairy Payouts Hit Hard Times

Average Under-The-Pillow Gifts Dip by 11 Percent   The Tooth Fairy has tightened her money bag after an all-time high payout last year. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy’s cash gifts in 2017 dropped to an average of $4.13, a 53 cent drop from 2016. Delta Dental’s… Read more »

February 25th, 2018
Why do we lose our teeth?

      Losing your teeth is a rite of passage for every child – but the thought of pulling out pieces of our mouths can be a scary one for a to think about. What can help the shock is understanding why it is happening.   As we grow up, our body grows as well –… Read more »

February 21st, 2018
Grantee Spotlight: Children’s Dental Health Services

Since 2007, Delta Dental of Minnesota has given more than $100,000 to Children’s Dental Health Services (CDHS), a nonprofit organization providing preventative dental services to underserved, underinsured and uninsured children in Southeast Minnesota. Since it was established in 2005, CDHS has expanded to provide care at over 50 sites in five counties. CDHS primarily uses… Read more »

February 18th, 2018
Presidential Teeth

Presidents Day, originally created to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, is a day set aside to remember all those who have served as leaders for our country. You’ve probably learned about our former presidents’ accomplishments – but did you ever learn about their teeth? From dentures made with hippopotamus tusks to top-secret mouth surgery, our presidents’… Read more »

February 14th, 2018
Gum disease: More serious that you might think

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month Did you know an estimated 85 percent of Americans have varying degrees of gum disease? That’s 274 million people whose gums need some TLC! Back in 2012, the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) named February the official Gum Disease Awareness Month with an aim to inform people about… Read more »

February 12th, 2018
Children’s Dental Health Month – Loosing Teeth the Healthy Way!

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. The month-long national campaign began in 1981, but the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day occurred on February 8, 1949. In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month 2018, we… Read more »

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