Posts Tagged: Delta Dental



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 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 11th, 2018
Which is better for your teeth – tea or coffee?

The holidays are over, and for a lot of us that means back to the grind – and the caffeine.         It’s a common question for caffeine lovers everywhere who still want to take care of their white teeth – do I choose tea or coffee? First, we need to understand why… Read more »

February 8th, 2018
What is Dental Decay?

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Our mouths are breeding grounds for hundreds of types of bacteria. Plaque that forms on our teeth and in our mouths contain this bacteria which also live on our gums, tongue, and other soft tissues. When we eat food, the bacteria that is in our mouth eat the food too… Read more »

February 5th, 2018
What to do when you chip a tooth

Five steps to fixing your grin   What do hockey pucks and hard candy have in common? They’re both culprits when it comes to chipping teeth. If you lose a chunk of an incisor, don’t feel bad. Dentists see chipped teeth all the time—especially during hockey season!—and they can often fix you up quickly. 1…. Read more »

January 23rd, 2018
What your teeth say about you

Did you know that your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints? Not only can your teeth be used to identify you as an individual, but the characteristics of your teeth can tell a lot about you to anyone trained to see.     Do you: Grind your teeth? Grinding teeth, which causes them to… Read more »