1. Shape Up and Smile: 3 Workout Alternatives You Haven’t Tried Yet

    May 5, 2015

    Go ahead…skip the gym! Here are 3 unique routines to pump you (and your interest level) up!It’s common knowledge that regular exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle, but your smile might be another reason to work up a sweat. A recent study with more than 12,000 participants observed the effects of exercise on overall dental health. Those who exercised and ate nutritiously showed healthier gums and fresher breath, even first thing in the morning, when compared to the non-exercising control group.


    For those of us who dread the thought of entering a gym — or trying to find the time to go to one – think outside of the box! Nobody said one workout fits all.

  2. Dentist By 1 Guest Feature

    April 30, 2015

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    Babies work pretty hard when they’re getting new teeth – drooling, crying, chewing on toys. It can be a challenging experience for parents and little ones alike, and when those teeth finally break through it can be a big relief. But as with so many other parts of parenting, your work doesn’t end there. (more…)

  3. Allergeez: Can Spring Flowers Bring Toothache Power?

    April 28, 2015

    Seasonal Allergies Can Spring Flowers Cause Toothache Power

    Love, Orlando and flowers are all exciting “blooms.”

    However, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, the last bloom may not sound so appealing.


  4. Come on Down! You’re the Next Contestant on the Stress-Free Fight

    April 23, 2015

    Young woman calling by phone and writing in notebook

    Managing stress can be trickier than choosing the winning case on Deal or No Deal. Stress causes many of us to fall into bad habits, which can be hazardous to our well-being. (more…)

  5. What Your Old Toothbrush Can Do For You (and the planet)

    April 21, 2015

    What the Toothbrush Can Do for You and the PlanetSome items are easy to recycle: Old books make great additions to your local school. Hand-me-downs can be given to a neighbor or youngest child. Glass bottles make delightful DIYs.


  6. How Your Dental Benefits Can Save Trees

    April 16, 2015

    How Your Dental Benefits Can Save TreesIt’s obvious we love the color green, but we view “green” as a verb too.

    Each year, Americans use around 69 million tons of paper and paperboard. How can you reduce your carbon footprint? One way you can “go green” is with your dental benefits. (more…)

  7. Check Out Some Library Love: The Perfect Book for Your Child [INFOGRAPHIC]

    April 14, 2015

    Library Week Infographic Feature Photo

    April 12th-18th is National Library Week. This year’s theme is, “unlimited possibilities at your library.” We’re embracing that theme with our latest infographic.

    Grab your little one, pick a book and get reading! Best of all, most of these smile-ducational books are available at your local library. (more…)

  8. Teeth and Tax Season

    April 9, 2015

    Home financeFlowers are blooming and so are your tax papers. As you rush to submit your taxes, slow down to ensure you get all of your entitled deductions.


  9. Oral Cancer: Do You Know The Risk Factors?

    April 7, 2015

    delta dental of iowa - oral cancer risksApril is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. We want you to learn the basics so you can reduce your risk.


  10. Giggle Giveaway: Show your Funny Side for Chance to Win a $50 Hyvee Giftcard/Sonicare Toothbrush

    April 2, 2015

    A smile can do wonders for a person. It can make you feel happier, more confident and relaxed.

    And what happens when you take that smile one step further? Laughter.

    April is National Humor Month and we want to make sure you get your daily dose of giggles. Because laughing is an extension of smiling, we invite you to enter our Giggle Giveaway Caption Contest. Caption the photo for your chance to win a $50 Hyvee Giftcard or a Sonicare Toothbrush.

    It’s easy to enter:

    • Submit your caption by noon UTC on April 17th
      • Encourage your friends and family to vote! Voting period ends at noon UTC on April 30.
      • The caption with the most votes will receive more than just hearty laughs — he or she will win a $50 Hyvee Giftcard or a Sonicare Toothbrush

    What are you waiting for? Get your cracking (up)!


  11. Strategies for a Speedy Smile Routine

    March 31, 2015


    Chef. Chauffer. Teacher. Event Coordinator. Financial Planner. Personal Shopper. (more…)

  12. Your Baby’s First Dentist Appointment: When’s the Right Time?

    March 26, 2015

    Dentist By 1 - Delta Dental of Iowa

    Only eight percent of Iowa children see their family dentist by age 1.1 That is a staggering fact when both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommend that the first dental visit should occur within six months after eruption of the first tooth – and no later than a child’s first birthday.2 (more…)