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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • Get Smart about Oral Cancer
    Apr. 11, 2016

    Get Smart about Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    About Oral Cancer Each day in the United States, 132 individuals are diagnosed with oral cancer, and each hour, someone will die from oral cancer.1 In all, over 39,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. As a result of medical and technological advances and early detection, the survival rate has steadily improved... More »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • 2015 Wisdom Tooth Award Recipient: Central Counties Health Centers Connects Illinois Kids and Dental Care
    Mar. 18, 2016

    2015 Wisdom Tooth Award Recipient: Central Counties Health Centers Connects Illinois Kids and Dental Care

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Poor dental health habits can impact a child's life in a wide variety of ways, from causing physical pain to decreasing self-esteem. But today, the future of children's oral health in Illinois is growing a bit brighter as the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has officially begun accepting applications for its annual Wisdom Tooth Award.... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Matching Gift Challenge
    Mar. 9, 2016

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Matching Gift Challenge

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's mission is to improve oral health in Illinois with a focus on children. We work to accomplish this by increasing oral health access, awareness and education. Last year, we raised over $100,000 to expand our reach and fund programs in Illinois, thanks to individuals, foundations and corporate donors. Ongoing... More »

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  • Is Oil Pulling a Safe Practice?
    Jul. 22, 2014

    Is Oil Pulling a Safe Practice?

    General oral health

    Oil pulling has been in the news and all over social media as of late. Oil pulling is the practicing of swishing oil in your mouth, which supposedly cleans your teeth and gums. But does it work? Well, there is a lack of evidence to support that oil pulling has any oral health benefits.  Luckily,... More »

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  • Why You Need Dental Insurance
    Jul. 15, 2014

    Why You Need Dental Insurance

    Dental benefit information

    Looking for ways to keep your family healthy? Good food, exercise and regular doctor checkups are important. But, so is dental insurance. Regular dental visits keep both your teeth and body healthy. Studies show that people with dental benefits are 50 percent more likely to go to the dentist and get the preventive care and... More »

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  • St. Bernard Dental Center receives $100,000 from Foundation
    Jul. 8, 2014

    St. Bernard Dental Center receives $100,000 from Foundation

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awarded its second annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the dental clinic at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center to help improve the oral health of underserved Illinois children,particularly those with special needs. “The St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center is one of the few facilities providing oral health... More »

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  • 2013 Grantee Spotlight: Community Nurse Health Center
    Jun. 24, 2014

    2013 Grantee Spotlight: Community Nurse Health Center

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    In 2013, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Community Grants Program awarded the Community Nurse Health Center with an $8,000 grant. This will further their mission to enhance the health of the community. The Community Nurse Health Center believes that no one should be denied health care because of his or her inability to pay.... More »

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  • Teeth Whitening: Risks and Rewards
    Jun. 17, 2014

    Teeth Whitening: Risks and Rewards

    General oral health

    To achieve a brighter, whiter smile, more people are considering teeth-whitening methods. These lift stains and improve discoloration. Over time, teeth may darken because of tobacco use or drinking coffee, tea, or red wine regularly. The food you eat can also cause tinted teeth. Foods like blackberries and carrots tend to deposit stains on the... More »

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  • Mouthguards and Summer Sports
    Jun. 10, 2014

    Mouthguards and Summer Sports

    Children’s Oral Health

    “Take me out to the ball game” has a much better ring to it than “take me out to the dentist,” don't you think? That's why you and your children should always wear a mouthguard when playing any sport or activity – baseball included – that carries a risk of mouth injury. Young athletes are... More »

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  • Teaching Oral Health Habits in a Fun Way
    Jun. 3, 2014

    Teaching Oral Health Habits in a Fun Way

    Children’s Oral Health

    When you think of the month of June, many things come to mind; summer time, warm weather, cookouts, swimming and more. Could all of these fun activities have played a part in June being recognized as National Smile Month? We may never know, but we do know it's a happy coincidence! National Smile Month is... More »

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  • Land of Smiles: Recap
    May 27, 2014

    Land of Smiles: Recap

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's “Land of Smiles” program kicked off in January and has been teaching cavity fighting habits to pre-kindergarten through third-grade students with their highly entertaining show. During this educational program, provided free to schools by the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, students learn how to properly remove plaque from teeth... More »

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