Posts Tagged: overall health



April 26th, 2018
3 Reasons Why Gardening is the Perfect Metaphor for Dental Hygiene

Leah Kinney, RDH, MS This Arbor Day, we’re looking at gardening and oral health. I love gardening. There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that rows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for… Read more »

January 3rd, 2018
Do you need dental insurance?

    It’s just a few days into the New Year, and many folks are reconsidering their ongoing financial choices. Is dental insurance on your potential chopping block? After all, you brush twice a day, floss regularly, and your teeth don’t hurt – why would you need dental insurance?   Several reasons, actually. The only… Read more »

December 31st, 2017
How diets affect your oral health

New Year’s resolutions abound today, and inevitably, many of them will have something to do with how we eat. It’s not uncommon to rethink your eating habits at the New Year – but be sure to consider the health of your smile when you’re making those resolutions. Low Fat Low-fat diets can interfere with your… Read more »

November 20th, 2017
Opioids in Dentistry

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Every year, Delta Dental of Minnesota invites Minnesota’s oral health professionals to its annual symposium to learn and discuss the current state of dentistry and dental practices. The event this year drew more than 200 dental professionals, and hit on timely and important topics – including the concern of opioids… Read more »

October 18th, 2017
Diabetes and Your Oral Health

  Oral health and overall health are connected in many ways. Several health issues have oral health complications, and on the flip side, poor oral health can indicate overall health problems. Though diabetes doesn’t cause gum disease, and gum disease doesn’t cause diabetes, people who have one of them are more likely to have the… 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 »