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Your Health For Tag "brushing and flossing"

  • Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care
    Jul. 9, 2016

    Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care

    Dental benefit information

    One word explains why dental benefits work: prevention. Most dental disease is preventable, which is why dental benefits are designed to help keep your mouth healthy, so you won't develop serious oral health problems. To promote preventive care, many dental plans cover all or most of the cost for routine dental checkups, including cleanings and exams,... More »

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  • Be a Floss Boss
    Nov. 24, 2015

    Be a Floss Boss

    General oral health

    Flossing is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Even though at least 50 percent of people don't floss daily as recommended,1 taking time to do so is an important part of your oral health routine. It's the single best way to remove plaque from areas between teeth where your toothbrush can't reach.2 Unwaxed nylon dental floss on a... More »

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  • Survey Finds Shortcomings in Illinoisans' Dental Health Habits
    Sep. 30, 2014

    Survey Finds Shortcomings in Illinoisans' Dental Health Habits

    General oral health

    October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a good time to focus on improving dental health habits. A recent survey by Delta Dental of Illinois found that Illinoisans could benefit from showing extra attention to one habit in particular: brushing. More than seven of 10 Illinoisans (71 percent) brush their teeth at least twice a day,... More »

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