June 12th, 2017
Buying toothbrush for baby

  Health professionals agree: when your baby’s first tooth begins to pop through, it’s time to start brushing teeth. But how do you know what toothbrushes are right? Many dentists recommend starting out with damp gauze or muslin wrapped around your finger to help clean baby’s mouth when that first tooth cuts through. Starting this… Read more »

June 8th, 2017
Planning Ahead: Schedule Back-to-School Dental Appointments Today

  With the school year just over, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is going back to school. But before you abandon notebooks and No. 2 pencils for swimsuits and sunglasses, check this one back-to-school item off your to-do list: Get your kids’ dental appointments scheduled for the summer. Many states require children to… Read more »

June 5th, 2017
Orthodontics through the ages

Orthodontics feels like a fairly modern invention, but in fact the desire to straighten teeth and correct bites stretches back to ancient times. Unearthed mummies have shown evidence of metal bands wrapped around teeth, while catgut is believed to have been used to close dental gaps. As far back as 300 BCE, Hippocrates and Aristotle… Read more »

June 1st, 2017
Grantee Spotlight: Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Since 2008, Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has invested more than $100,000 to support the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, an organization that shelters more than 2,200 children at risk for abuse and neglect every year. When it opened in the early 1980s, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery (GMCN) was the first crisis nursery in Minnesota. Today,… Read more »

May 31st, 2017
MLB Hits Smokeless Tobacco Out of the Park

Major League Baseball parks across the country have banned smokeless tobacco, a play that will help encourage fans and players to kick a habit that’s bad for oral and overall health. The biggest winners of the new rule may be our nation’s kids, who will no longer see and want to mimic their favorite baseball… Read more »

May 30th, 2017
Gift ideas to keep graduates smiling

Headed to a graduation party this season? The graduate probably doesn’t need another laundry basket or daily planner—but most college students could use a little help with their oral health. Incoming college freshmen have likely relied on their parents to make dental appointments in the past and may not be very proactive in making their… Read more »

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