Posts Tagged: dental health



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 »

September 11th, 2017
4 Easiest Ways to Care for Your Gums

When we think about a healthy mouth, most of us picture pearly teeth – but in fact the health of your gums is just as important! Your gums are so important that there is an entire month (September) devoted to their care. This National Gum Care Month, take a minute to refresh on the four… Read more »

September 7th, 2017
Oral health reads through the ages

For International Literacy Day, we’re checking out popular oral-health themed reads for every age group. Have you read any of books the below? Do you have some favorites? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter! Infant/Toddler   Brush Brush Brush by Alicia Padron This toddler-focused book is meant to help kids learn about… Read more »

August 23rd, 2017
Preparing your teeth for the Minnesota State Fair

The end of August means two things for Minnesotans: The close of summer, and the beginning of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. By and large, native Minnesotans usually fall into one of two categories: Those who hate the Fair, and those who love it. If you’re one of the latter, get your teeth ready for the Minnesota… Read more »

August 10th, 2017
Are all toothpastes the same?

From ancient Egypt to early Greece, humans have long used pastes and scrubs to clean teeth, freshen breath and support a healthy mouth. While we’ve evolved beyond the toothpaste ingredients of crushed bones or burnt eggshells that our ancestors used (phew), we still rely on toothpaste for the same reasons. With all the options out… Read more »