Your Health For Tag "covid-19"

  • World Oral Health Day a time to reflect on how Americans are making oral health a priority
    Mar. 16, 2022

    World Oral Health Day a time to reflect on how Americans are making oral health a priority

    General oral health

    Survey findings on America's oral health behaviors during COVID-19 pandemic for World Oral Health Day.

  • New report shows Americans prioritized oral health during COVID-19 pandemic
    May 10, 2021

    New report shows Americans prioritized oral health during COVID-19 pandemic

    General oral health

    The 2020 report shows Americans prioritized oral health as part of maintaining overall health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report comes at a time when Americans are more focused on healthcare than ever before.

  • Educational program teaching Illinois kids about oral health goes virtual
    Nov. 16, 2020

    Educational program teaching Illinois kids about oral health goes virtual

    In the Community

    The Land of Smiles program has been temporarily shifted from a live show to a virtual experience for students due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The program was also refreshed with new characters who continue to teach young students about the importance of oral health in an engaging, fun way that makes learning more impactful.

  • Protecting mental health can help oral health as cracked teeth due to stress on the rise during COVID-19
    Nov. 4, 2020

    Protecting mental health can help oral health as cracked teeth due to stress on the rise during COVID-19

    General oral health

    If you feel worry, fear or anxiety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. These overwhelming emotions can impact everything from sleeping and eating habits to having consequences for your oral health.

  • Choosing a dental plan to protect your health next year
    Oct. 5, 2020

    Choosing a dental plan to protect your health next year

    Dental benefit information

    Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, your priorities and those of your family may have changed. Wellness benefits may be even more important than ever before. It’s time to begin looking forward to a healthy 2021. Many Illinoisans are choosing benefits for next year. Did you know that dental coverage can play a key role in maintaining good oral health and overall well-being? In a recent Delta Dental poll, Americans gave two top reasons for having dental coverage.

  • 36 Illinois Health Centers Receive $3 Million in COVID-19 Grants
    Sep. 24, 2020

    36 Illinois Health Centers Receive $3 Million in COVID-19 Grants

    In the Community

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in partnership with Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation, awarded over $3 million in grants to 36 Illinois Federally Qualified Health Centers and other public health clinics that deliver vital health care services. The Foundations developed the grant opportunity to help offset costs associated with reopening and continuing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants were focused on these health centers and clinics.

  • Why offering dental benefits matters even more during a pandemic
    Sep. 8, 2020

    Why offering dental benefits matters even more during a pandemic

    Dental benefit information

    Nearly half of employers nationwide are strengthening health and wellness benefits so employees can more easily get the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Workplace perks like complimentary beverages, food and on-site gyms are great. But with many people still working from home, some of these office benefits may be of less value to employees. Many employees are seeking job security and a competitive benefits package to help them stay healthy during these times.

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation makes $3 million in contributions to aid Illinoisans during COVID-19 pandemic
    Jul. 8, 2020

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation makes $3 million in contributions to aid Illinoisans during COVID-19 pandemic

    In the Community

    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is in partnership with the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation for a $3 million grant program for COVID-19 relief efforts and to ensure Illinois children continue to have access to vital oral health services. Grants are for Federally Qualified Health Centers and other public health clinics integrating oral health into a primary health care setting and aim to assist Illinois health care providers who offer a safety net for children in need.

  • What to expect when returning to the dentist
    Jul. 6, 2020

    What to expect when returning to the dentist

    General oral health

    As COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, many dental practices have reopened to help patients meet their oral health needs. While infection control was always a top priority, dental offices are now taking additional safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, following state and national guidelines to help keep patients and staff healthy.

  • Current Procedures At Dental Offices
    Jun. 1, 2020

    Current Procedures At Dental Offices

    General oral health

    Routine dental exams are crucial to your oral health and overall wellness. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have had to reschedule a preventive checkup. Choosing when to return to the dentist is a personal choice and you may notice a few changes for added safety measures. Here is what you may experience as you return to the dentist.

  • Stay Healthy. Keep Smiling
    Apr. 22, 2020

    Stay Healthy. Keep Smiling

    General oral health

    In this ongoing uncertain time, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the health and safety of those we serve. We are here for our members and know that right now, a smile can go a long way. Though we cannot currently do things like visit family and friends or dine at restaurants, we still have the ability to brighten someone’s day with a smile, whether from six feet away or virtually.

  • What is a dental emergency and what is not
    Apr. 10, 2020

    What is a dental emergency and what is not

    General oral health

    To help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many dentists are only providing emergency dental care as directed by the American Dental Association (ADA). Learn what is considered a dental emergency and what is not to understand when to seek care or when it is safe to wait.

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation to Give $1.5 Million to Support Community During COVID-19 Health Crisis
    Apr. 6, 2020

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation to Give $1.5 Million to Support Community During COVID-19 Health Crisis

    In the Community

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, today announced it will provide $1.5 million to help ensure Illinoisans continue to receive vital health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is providing $500,000 to support the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation. It is also launching a $1 million emergency grants program to Federally Qualified Health Centers in Illinois.

  • How to manage stress during the coronavirus pandemic
    Apr. 2, 2020

    How to manage stress during the coronavirus pandemic

    General oral health

    With the legalization of cannabis in Illinois, it may be tempting to turn to marijuana — as well as tobacco and alcohol — as a way to manage anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. But Delta Dental of Illinois is urging Illinoisans to opt for healthier ways to relieve stress this April during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. “Smoking marijuana can lead to a number of oral health problems including dry mouth and an increased risk of cavities and gum disease,”