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  • Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams
    Aug. 2, 2019

    Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams

    Children’s Oral Health

    Parents of children in elementary, middle and high school are encouraged to schedule a dental appointment this summer before the 2019-2020 school year begins. Illinois children going into kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades are required to get a dental exam. A new state law expanded the requirement to incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year. Dental checkups are now required for approximately 150,000 incoming Illinois ninth graders.

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Grants
    Jul. 31, 2019

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Grants

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Community Grants Program has awarded nearly $1 million over the past six years to Illinois organizations dedicated to improving children’s oral health. Applications for the 2019 Community Grants Program will be accepted starting on August 1 and ending on October 4, 2019. The Foundation will award one-year grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Eligible organizations that focus on children and aim to improve oral health education, awareness and access to car

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  • Parents say kids' oral health not making the grade observes Delta Dental survey
    Jul. 24, 2019

    Parents say kids' oral health not making the grade observes Delta Dental survey

    Children’s Oral Health

    It’s almost back to school time, which means report card time is right around the corner. With this in mind, we wanted to share how parents across the country graded the status of their kids’ oral health as a part of the Children’s Oral Health Survey.

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  • What your family history says about your teeth
    Mar. 1, 2019

    What your family history says about your teeth

    General oral health

    Your genetics may provide a window into your risk for oral health issues. Understanding your family history can help you stay prepared to keep cavities and gum disease at bay. Your parents probably told you candy causes cavities, but that’s not the only thing that causes them. Risk for cavities is 60 percent due to genetic factors such as preference for sweets, teeth enamel strength and saliva composition, according to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.1 If members of your f

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  • Choosing Between a General and Pediatric Dentist
    Feb. 15, 2019

    Choosing Between a General and Pediatric Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    When looking for a dentist for your children, it can be tough to know who to see. Should you search for a general family dentist or would your children benefit from pediatric care? You can’t go wrong either way, but it’s good to have all the facts before you make a decision. Similarities Both accredited general and pediatric dentists have the training necessary to offer a high level of care to children. If you have an existing relationship with a family dentist you trust to provide quality care,

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  • Calming Your Kids at the Dentist
    Oct. 4, 2018

    Calming Your Kids at the Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    One of the most important ways to keep your kids cavity free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans, so there's no reason to skip a visit. There's one deterrent, though, that you might run into – kids getting... More »

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  • The Seeds of Good Oral Health
    Apr. 20, 2018

    The Seeds of Good Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages. Babies and Toddlers Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities and need daily upkeep from the very beginning. Before the first tooth arrives, wipe... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Helps Kids Fight Cavities
    Jan. 29, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Helps Kids Fight Cavities

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Poor oral health habits for Illinois children of all ages could be contributing to tooth decay. In fact, 35 percent of Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past 12 months.1 Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles program will visit pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to teach... More »

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  • Promote Good Oral Health with Elf on the Shelf
    Dec. 12, 2017

    Promote Good Oral Health with Elf on the Shelf

    Children’s Oral Health

    Families across the U.S. have welcomed Elf on the Shelf, Mensch on a Bench or other toys to get their kids to embrace good behavior around the holidays. But the elves and their pals don't have to limit their lessons to the season – why not use them to promote good oral health habits? Here... More »

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  • Top Tricks and Treats for a Tooth-friendly Halloween
    Oct. 18, 2017

    Top Tricks and Treats for a Tooth-friendly Halloween

    Children’s Oral Health

    Most little monsters will bring home a scary stash of candy after trick-or-treating, so it's not surprising that nearly 1 in 5 Illinois parents say Halloween is one of the toughest times to get their kids to maintain good oral health habits.1 But don't get frightened, Delta Dental of Illinois offers parents some tricks and... More »

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  • 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 »

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  • Kids Going to Sleep Away Camp or Grandma and Grandpa's this Summer?
    Jul. 20, 2016

    Kids Going to Sleep Away Camp or Grandma and Grandpa's this Summer?

    Children’s Oral Health

    Summer means camp time for many kids. It's also a time when many kids go to sleep away camps, visit grandma and grandpa for a week, travel with friends' families, or even hit the road on their own if they're old enough. What happens if they have a dental emergency and you're not around? The... More »

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  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palates Explained
    Jul. 8, 2016

    Cleft Lip and Cleft Palates Explained

    General oral health

    In the United States, nearly 6,800 babies are born with oral-facial clefts each year.1 Cleft lip and cleft palate occur during pregnancy when the sides of the lip and roof of the mouth don't fuse together properly. Cleft palate vs. Cleft lip Cleft palate is what happens when the roof of the mouth doesn't close all... More »

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  • Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles
    Feb. 8, 2016

    Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles

    Children’s Oral Health

    What children eat and drink can have a big impact on their dental health. If you're looking for a way to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, try incorporating some tooth-friendly choices into your family's routine. But don't forget to encourage good brushing and flossing habits as well! The saying “milk does a body good”... More »

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  • Autism and Oral Health
    Apr. 13, 2015

    Autism and Oral Health

    General oral health

    Because children love their sweets and tend to be accident-prone, it's always a good idea to be extra mindful of their oral health. This is especially true for parents of children with autism, who may be more susceptible to oral health issues.1 Problems such as bruxism (tooth grinding), enamel erosion, dry mouth and non-nutritive chewing... More »

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