Posts Tagged: Delta Dental of Minnesota



June 20th, 2017
Smile-healthy camping

  If you’re an avid camper, nothing makes you smile more than fresh air, stargazing and good company around a crackling fire. Just don’t get so distracted by the wonders of the great outdoors that you forget to stay on track with your oral health routine! Try these tips to help keep your smile sparkling… Read more »

June 15th, 2017
Maintaining your kids’ oral health routine during the summer

School is just getting out, and kids are back at home, adjusting to a new, class-free schedule. Routine changes can be difficult, even disruptive for children – help them keep their oral health routines in order with these three easy tips:     Bedtimes – and waking times! – can get pretty flexible in the… Read more »

June 14th, 2017
Make the Most of Your Two-Minute Brushing Session

  Two minutes is a long time to stare at yourself in the mirror, but that’s probably what you do while brushing your teeth. Make the most of those 120 seconds—the amount of brushing time recommended by the American Dental Association—by multitasking as you clean your teeth. Here are four of our favorite ways to… Read more »

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 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 »