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Good Question: Why Isn’t Dental Work Covered Under Most Health Plans?

Anyone who has had an infected tooth, a root canal or their wisdom teeth pulled might have wondered what Darlene from LeCenter asked us earlier this week: Why isn’t dental work covered under most health care plans?

05/15/2014

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Prevent Cavities With Dental Varnish

Halloween is over, so now would probably be a great time to talk a little bit about cavities and children’s dental health. One of the best forms of cavity prevention? Fluoride.

11/06/2013

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MDH: More Than Half Of 3rd Graders Have Cavities

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health finds that more than one half of the state’s third graders experienced tooth decay.

02/19/2013

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Minnesota Dental Groups Host Free Dental Care

Dental care is something that many families have a hard time affording, especially those who don’t have dental insurance. That is why thousands of Minnesotans will get the opportunity to get free dental care, regardless of their ability to pay.

08/14/2012

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When Is The Right Time To Brush Your Teeth?

When it comes to your teeth, the dictum from the American Dental Association has been to brush twice and floss daily. Now research says it’s not that simple.

06/01/2012

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Dentists: Protect Your Teeth From Summertime Acids

While it’s well known that sugar isn’t good for teeth, dentists say there’s a bigger threat they’re worried about this summer — acids.

08/03/2011

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Twin Cities University Creates New Type Of Dental Practitioner

Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities is graduating its first class of seven students who will be licensed to perform basic dental work normally done by a dentist.

07/08/2011

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New Data Mixed On Health Of MN Kids’ Teeth

The Minnesota Department of Health has screened the oral health of a random group of third graders for the first time, and found mixed results.

02/11/2011

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Good Question: Does Candy Really Rot Your Teeth?

If you have kids, you almost certainly have giant buckets of Halloween candy in your house. And you’ve probably warned your kids already about the dangers of eating too much of that candy. But does candy really rot your teeth or is it more about heredity?

WCCO-TV–11/01/2010