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Smile Power Blog

Unleash your smile power with these helpful articles about oral health, dental benefits, and more!  

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Let's discuss your dental plan basics

Having trouble understanding your dental benefits? To get the most out of your plan, it’s important to understand it.

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Choosing an in-network dentist

To get the most out of your benefits, you should choose a dentist in one of our Delta Dental networks.

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Oral pain's impact on your business

Distracted workers cost American businesses millions of dollars every year. See what you can do to help your employees.

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Employee financial resolutions

Many people resolve to take better care of their finances this time of year. You can support your employees.

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The value of dental benefits?

When you consider the overall value of dental benefits, it's easy to understand why it is a good decision for you and your family.

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Dental benefits for employees

See why offering affordable dental benefits to your employees is a smart choice for your business.

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Common benefit questions

What do employees sometimes misunderstand about their dental benefits? Read about the common questions in this article.

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Choosing dental benefits

When it comes to selecting a dental plan, there are several factors to consider in order to find a plan that best suits your needs.

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How to understand your EOB

Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is a statement from your benefits company to explain what is covered.

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Dental benefits after college

Congratulations on this new milestone! But don’t forget about your dental benefits. Consider these options.

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Proper oral health techniques

Daily brushing and flossing are the best ways to take care of your teeth and gums between visits to the dentist!

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Your teeth are linked to rocks

Fluoride originates in rocks. It’s then released into soil, water and air. However, it's a key part of maintaining good oral health, too!

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Mouth and throat cancer causes

Mouth and throat cancers have several known high-risk factors — making them largely preventable. Knowing these risk factors is key.

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Do you need a root canal or not?

A root canal can often be a simple, routine procedure used to relieve dental pain and preserve the integrity of your tooth.

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Why bacteria isn't always bad

You’ve likely heard that probiotics can be good for gut health. But did you know they may also have benefits for your smile?

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The five oral health resolutions

Are you making your New Year resolutions? Check out these easy-to-keep resolutions that will help you smile all year long.

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Important bad breath tips

Bad breath (the medical term for which is halitosis) is an embarrassing but incredibly common oral health problem.

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Oral health during COVID-19

Check out Delta Dental’s recommendations for at-home oral care that you can do in front of your own bathroom mirror.

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Grilled foods and your teeth

Here are some foods to get fired up about grilling, and a few to avoid putting on your cookout menu, to maintain good oral health.

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Men, don't neglect your oral health!

Many studies have shown that men take their oral health for granted. Compared to women, men are less likely to seek preventive dental care.

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What is a cracked tooth?

The key to successful treatment of cracked teeth is early detection and appropriate treatment. Don't ignore it!

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Choosing the right dentist for you

Finding the right dentist to meet your needs may seem daunting, but here are some tips and questions to keep in mind!

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Emergencies during COVID-19

Urgent dental care focuses on mouth conditions that require immediate attention such as severe pain or infection.

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Important facts about teeth grinding

Chronic teeth grinding has the potential to result in the fracture, loosening, or loss of teeth. It can also wear teeth down over time.

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Make brushing fun for kids!

Starting early is key! In this article, view tips for how to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth at any age.

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Food friends and foes for your teeth

Do you know which foods are friends or foes for your teeth? Learn which foods you should avoid and enjoy in this article!

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Stay healthy during cold season

Protect your smile during cold and flu season with these tips to ease symptoms and avoid mouth complications.

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Back-to-school dental visit

Back-to-school time is a great opportunity to schedule a dental visit. Poor dental health can cause problems for children in school.

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The essential mineral for your smile

Are you getting enough calcium in your diet? One of this mineral’s most important purposes is to keep your smile healthy.

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Having healthy teeth with diabetes

Everybody likes a bright smile. And keeping your teeth and gums healthy is especially important if you have diabetes.

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Oral health and your heart health

Good dental hygiene is important for your heart health! Here is another reason to brush and floss every day.

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