Dental Health

Brush Up on Dental Health!

You can rely on Delta Dental of Rhode Island for information to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy — and information about how a healthy mouth can improve your overall health.

Visit our national website for information on a range of dental health topics, dental terms and a description of dental specialties.

Dental Health Tips

7 Tips to Brighten Your Holiday Smile
This is the time of year to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family, but some holiday habits can be hard on your teeth.
Brush Up On Your Dental Benefits Before Kids Head Back to Class

Back-to-school season is a great time to make sure kids are up to date on preventive services that help keep their teeth and gums healthy.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

A healthy mouth is good for the rest of your body, too. Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other.

Celebrate World Oral Health Day
This year’s theme, “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” acknowledges that good oral health affects more than just your smile
Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles
What children eat and drink can have a big impact on their dental health.
Flossing TipsColds, Coughs ... and Cavities?
Did you know certain syrupy medications can cause tooth troubles?
Flossing TipsNew Year's Resolutions You Can Keep
Five tips to keep your mouth healthy in 2014.
Dental IQTest Your Dental IQ
Try your hand at these questions on what's good for your teeth.
Eating SmartSnack Smart
Did you know that the average American eats about 147 pounds of sugars a year? That's a big pile of sugar! No wonder the average 17-year-old in this country has more than three decayed teeth!
DiabetesDiabetes: The Oral Health Link
Links between health conditions and gum disease have been studied in great depth. Under particular scrutiny is how periodontal disease may relate to diabetes.
Oral HealthOral Health And Your Overall Health
Regular dentist visits can tell dentists a lot about your overall health, including whether or not you may be developing a disease like...
Eating RightEating Right for Your Dental Health
What we eat is significant to our overall health. General guidelines should include balance and moderation and should involve choices from the five major...

FlossingTo Floss or Not to Floss...That is the Question!
The primary cause of tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease and halitosis (bad breath) is failure to remove plaque from the tooth...
SmokingSmoking and Your Mouth
The use of the word "smoking" and the phrase "good oral health" in the same sentence just doesn't go together. There are 9,000 deaths a year in....

Assess Your Risk
Find out if you are at risk for dental disease by completing our dental risk assessment survey. We encourage you to review the results with your dentist.

Learn more about Early Childhood Tooth Decay.