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  • Shining a Spotlight on the Oral Health in Illinois
    Sep. 27, 2018

    Shining a Spotlight on the Oral Health in Illinois

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois covers the smiles of 2 million individuals nationwide, and we know first-hand the importance of oral health and its connection to well-being for both adults and children. For this reason, we recently commissioned the sixth annual Delta Dental of Illinois Children's Oral Health Survey and Adult's Oral Health and Well-Being Survey.... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program  Educates Illinois Kids about Good Oral Health
    Sep. 11, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Educates Illinois Kids about Good Oral Health

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Poor oral health and tooth decay can cause discomfort and result in young students having difficulty participating or concentrating in school. Nearly 40 percent of children in Illinois have had a cavity in the past year, and about 1 in 5 kids in Illinois has untreated tooth decay.1 To help kids learn about the importance... More »

  • Back-to-School Checklist: Don't Forget to Add Dental Appointments
    Jul. 20, 2018

    Back-to-School Checklist: Don't Forget to Add Dental Appointments

    Children’s Oral Health

    Delta Dental of Illinois offers tips to help prevent health-related school absences This school year, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to remind Illinois parents to include a dental appointment on the back-to-school checklist. Having a healthy smile can help improve kids' concentration and performance in the classroom and may help reduce school absences. In Illinois,... More »

  • February is Children's Dental Health Month
    Feb. 1, 2018

    February is Children's Dental Health Month

    Children’s Oral Health

    Children's Dental Health Month in February is a great time to focus on the fact that kids' dental health is just as important as their overall health. With all of parents' to-do's, oral health care is oftentimes last on their lists. Establishing routine oral health habits early on is the first step to setting the... More »

  • New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017
    Dec. 27, 2016

    New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017

    General oral health

    Plan to get healthy this New Year? Gym shoes and low-calorie snacks aren't the only things you'll need – don't forget a toothbrush. Dental health is a key component of general wellness, and by taking care of your mouth, you'll improve your body's overall health. “The new year is a great time to evaluate your... More »

  • Set Your Child Up for Back-to-School Success with Better Oral Health
    Aug. 10, 2016

    Set Your Child Up for Back-to-School Success with Better Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    This back-to-school season, you want to set your child up for success in school in every way possible. You may not realize it, but oral health is an important component of your child's overall health and daily well-being — and even their success in school. Learn more about how oral health impacts more areas than... More »

  • Summertime Nutrition on the Go
    Jul. 12, 2016

    Summertime Nutrition on the Go

    General oral health

    With summer sports in full swing, it's easy to grab snacks and drinks that aren't very tooth-friendly. Healthy, nutritious snacks can be just as convenient with a little planning. One easy change to make is to replace soda. Instead of sipping soda while watching soccer or softball, infuse water with fruit or vegetables (try cucumbers!).... More »

  • The Oral Health and Headache Connection
    Jun. 10, 2016

    The Oral Health and Headache Connection

    General oral health

    Did you know that grinding or clenching your teeth or jaw can lead to a headache? Delta Dental of Illinois wants to bring attention to the connection between teeth grinding or clenching and headaches. Some people habitually grind or clench their teeth while sleeping due to stress or anxiety, making them completely unaware that the problem exists.

  • How Delta Dental of Illinois Supports Tomorrow's Dentists
    May 4, 2016

    How Delta Dental of Illinois Supports Tomorrow's Dentists

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry has been training Illinois dentists for over a century. Delta Dental of Illinois knows how valuable dentists are in helping ensure good oral health for the people of Illinois, and has had a long-standing relationship with UIC. Training and supporting dental students and dentists who... More »

  • This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health
    May 4, 2016

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health

    General oral health

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health Everyone needs to practice good oral health habits to guard against tooth decay, periodontal disease and other health concerns. However, due to the changing hormone levels that women experience from certain birth control, pregnancy or menopause, women have some oral health concerns that men... More »

  • Dental Insurance Still Key for Retirees
    May 1, 2016

    Dental Insurance Still Key for Retirees

    Dental benefit information

    More than 44 million1 individuals in the United States are age 65 or older. Practicing good oral health habits is an essential part of maintaining good overall health at any age. Being retired doesn't mean retiring good oral health routines. Maintaining one's teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly is... More »

  • Don't Be So Sensitive!
    Apr. 21, 2016

    Don't Be So Sensitive!

    General oral health

    You've likely experienced a little sensitivity when eating, perhaps after enjoying an ice-cold beverage or after biting into something particularly hot. Even breathing in a blast of cold air can sometimes cause discomfort. Why do some people experience sensitivity while others can eat whatever they want? Here are some of the most common causes. Exposed... More »

  • Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe
    Apr. 18, 2016

    Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Ham, turkey or other add-ins Directions: Use a vegetable peeler to slice the cucumber into thin strips, lengthwise. Mix together the yogurt, curry powder and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.... More »

  • Does Laughing Gas Really Make You Laugh?
    Apr. 1, 2016

    Does Laughing Gas Really Make You Laugh?

    General oral health

    “Relax, take deep breaths and count back from 100,” is something your dentist may have told you before undergoing a complex dental procedure. You've been informed that you will be inhaling laughing gas, but oral surgery is no laughing matter – so where does the name come from? Dentists use laughing gas, also known as... More »

  • Celebrate World Oral Health Day
    Mar. 20, 2016

    Celebrate World Oral Health Day

    General oral health

    Every year on March 20, more than 100 countries unite for World Oral Health Day1 to celebrate the importance of good oral hygiene. The 2016 theme “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” acknowledges that good oral health affects more than just your smile.  In fact, more than 120 diseases, including diabetes, HIV, psoriasis,... More »

  • National Children's Dental Health Month: Good Oral Habits Start Young
    Feb. 16, 2016

    National Children's Dental Health Month: Good Oral Habits Start Young

    Children’s Oral Health

    By third grade, more than half of Illinois children will have a cavity—something that good oral health habits can prevent. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. While good oral health should be a priority every month, now is a perfect time to begin laying the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles for your... More »