1. 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…)

  2. Explanation of Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

    March 24, 2015

    Explanation of Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

    You’ve got mail! (more…)

  3. Make Time for Break Time: Lunchbox Ideas for Work

    March 19, 2015

    Business People Having Meeting And Eating Sushi

    Catching up on emails. Taking personal calls. Surfing the web. According to Americans, these are all reasons for skipping lunch at the office. (more…)

  4. Dentists: Join the Delta Dental of Iowa Party

    March 17, 2015

    Dentists and dental nurses

    You’re invited, dentists! (more…)

  5. 4 Reasons Why It’s Easy Being Green

    March 12, 2015

    4 Reasons Why It's Easy Being Green

    A wise frog once told us, “It’s not easy being green.” Well, no offense Kermit, but we have to disagree. There are so many emerald wonders to enjoy! (more…)

  6. Brushing Basics: Easy as A, B, C

    March 10, 2015

    Brushing Basics - Easy as A B CBrushing may be as simple as “Do, re, mi,” but many people are still doing it incorrectly.  Forget reading, writing and arithmetic (for now). We’re ‘gonna teach you how to get an A (in brushing). (more…)

  7. Why Do You Heart Your Dentist?

    March 5, 2015

    In honor of National Dentist Day, we want to know what you love most about your dentist. Let us know your answer by sharing one of the images below on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.

    So, why do you (heart) your dentist?




  8. A Winning Team: The Mouth and Body Powerhouse

    March 3, 2015

    Group of Friends Playing BasketballEating Wheaties is a sure way to super charge your body for a sports victory, but make sure to brush after for a slam dunk.


  9. Typical Teething Timeline [INFOGRAPHIC]

    February 26, 2015

    teething babyTeething is hard on everybody. Your child is uncomfortable, and since misery loves company, chances are you aren’t the happiest parent either.


  10. The Tooth Fairy’s Top 3 Teeth-Pleasing Recipes

    February 24, 2015

    Tooth Fairy's Favorite Foods=Delta Dental of IowaThe Tooth Fairy’s so nice, we celebrate her twice! National Tooth Fairy Day occurs once in August and once this month – February 28th, to be exact.  (more…)

  11. Ease Your Child’s Dental Anxiety: Tots, Teens & Ages in Between

    February 19, 2015

    Supporting young patient

    Does your child tremble in terror at the mere mention of a dentist appointment? It’s common for children of all ages to fear a dental visit.  (more…)

  12. Make Flossing Fun for Kids

    February 17, 2015

    Make Flossing Fun for Kids

    Once a child has two teeth that are touching, it is important to begin flossing.As tired as we are from the toothbrush tantrums and spit struggles, creativity can go a long way, especially when it comes to a bit of floss.  (more…)