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.

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Dental Health Tips

Want better health this year? Start with your mouth!
Did you know that healthy teeth and gums play an important role in your overall health?
Tame Your Sweet Tooth During The Holidays
With all the treats and family gatherings around the holidays, it's easy to consume an above-average amount of sugar.
How Pumpkins Benefit Your Dental Health
Pumpkins are much more than fun fall decorations — they're also a nutritional powerhouse with some surprising health benefits for your mouth.
The Best Breakfast Foods for a Healthy Mouth
Cereal may be an easy go-to meal for hectic mornings before school and work, but some varieties are filled with artificial sweeteners and refined sugars that can wreak havoc on your dental health.
Mouth feeling dry? Here's how to cope.
Did you know that a dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay, gingivitis and mouth infections?
Smile for Success
Good oral health is about more than just a bright healthy smile — taking care of your teeth and gums can also help you feel successful.
Brush Up On Tooth-Brushing Skills
Brushing twice a day for two minutes is essential for reducing bacteria, fighting plaque build-up and removing stains from teeth.
Avoid These Oral Health Mistakes
Skipping dental visits, storing your wet toothbrush in a closed case and going overboard with whitening treatments are just some of the mistakes that might put your oral health at risk.
What Your Smile Says About Your Health
Ever heard of smile therapy? A genuine smile is powerful, as it increases dopamine and endorphins in your brain, boosting a sense of reward and pleasure.
Spring Cleaning for Your Dental Health
Spring cleaning often means clearing out closets and ditching the old to make room for the new, but spring is also a great time to clean up your dental health routine.
Keeping Dental Health Fun
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Make oral health fun with these tips.
Start the New Year with a Healthy Mouth
January is the perfect time for a fresh start on your dental health.
Keeping Teeth Healthy on the Road
Traveling as a family can sometimes be stressful, especially when it comes to packing. Fortunately, taking care of your teeth while traveling is easier than you think!
Top Tips for a Healthy Summer Smile
Summer is the best time to enjoy outside activities and have fun in the sun, but don’t forget about your oral health care.
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 the new year.
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.

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.

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