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  • Consumers believe maintaining good oral health essential to protecting overall health during pandemic
    Oct. 16, 2020

    Consumers believe maintaining good oral health essential to protecting overall health during pandemic

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois applauds those who continue to make their oral health care a priority as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. According to new consumer survey data, a majority (86%) of Americans believe maintaining good oral health is essential to protecting oral and overall health throughout the pandemic.

  • Learn the proper technique for brushing your teeth
    Aug. 4, 2020

    Learn the proper technique for brushing your teeth

    General oral health

    You know brushing your teeth is important, but how you go about doing so can make a significant difference in your long-term oral health. If you fail to brush your teeth thoroughly and with a good technique, your teeth may look and feel clean, but layers of plaque will build up in hard-to-reach places and cause tooth decay. Eventually some of it will harden into tartar, collect more plaque, causing gum damage and other unwanted oral health issues.

  • Mouthwash 101: What it does and how to use it
    Jun. 17, 2020

    Mouthwash 101: What it does and how to use it

    General oral health

    Mouthwash, also known as mouthrinse, offers a solution to bad breath and can also be an excellent way to supplement your oral health routine. It is designed to be held in the mouth for a period of time, swished around, and then spit out. Mouthwash typically contains antimicrobial and other ingredients designed to inhibit odor-causing sulfur compounds, as well as reduce the bacteria that cause gingivitis and gum disease.

  • The Difference Between Coinsurance, Deductibles and Copay
    Oct. 24, 2019

    The Difference Between Coinsurance, Deductibles and Copay

    Dental benefit information

    Deductibles, copay and coinsurance are all ways you share the costs of dental care with your benefits company – but they all operate a little differently. A deductible is the total amount you pay before your dental benefits carrier helps with the costs. Let's say you have a $100 deductible and you need to get... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Community Grants Focus
    Jun. 6, 2019

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Community Grants Focus

    In the Community

    Our Community Grants Program offers support to organizations that provide oral health care and/or education to children in Illinois. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million over the past six years to Illinois organizations committed to improving children’s oral health. In 2018, we awarded more than $180,000 to 21 nonprofit and community organizations with programs and services that improve children’s oral health in Illinois. One recipient was Advocate Children’s Hospit

  • How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile
    Feb. 6, 2019

    How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile

    General oral health

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, affect overall health and be aggravated by poor oral health habits, smoking, medication and an unhealthy diet.1 In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, take a moment to learn how periodontal (gum) disease can affect your health and how to prevent it.

  • Illinois Kids Learn How to Fight Tooth Decay with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program
    Jan. 29, 2019

    Illinois Kids Learn How to Fight Tooth Decay with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program

    In the Community

    Nearly 2 in 5 Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past year.1 Oral health issues, like tooth decay, can cause children to miss school and negatively impact school performance.2,3 In fact, 38 percent of Illinois parents say their 6- to 12-year-old children had to miss school because of an oral health problem last year. 4 To help kids learn about the importance of good oral health and how to fight tooth decay, two costumed characters — Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan — will put on a fun

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Bringing Healthy Smiles to Illinois Children
    Dec. 12, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Bringing Healthy Smiles to Illinois Children

    In the Community

    Throughout the year, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation offers programs that help improve the oral health of Illinois children. One way the Foundation works to fulfill this mission is through its Dentist By 1 program, which provides free training to dental professionals, free dental care to young children, and free education to parents and caregivers... More »

  • Five Ways  to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year
    Nov. 2, 2018

    Five Ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

    Dental benefit information

    Having dental benefits contributes to better oral health, overall health and well-being.  Our 2018 Oral Health and Well-Being Survey found that people with dental benefits are 58 percent more likely to visit the dentist, which leads to better oral health.  Consequently, people who reported excellent oral health were twice as likely to report very good... More »

  • 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

    In the Community

    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 »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Grants Program
    Aug. 8, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Grants Program

    In the Community

    Eligible organizations that improve children's oral health may apply by Sept. 10 Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is accepting applications for its annual Community Grants Program. Illinois organizations may apply for grants from Aug. 10 to Sept. 10, 2018 to fund programs and services that improve... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Announces $2 Million Donation to Improve Children's Oral Health
    Aug. 2, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Announces $2 Million Donation to Improve Children's Oral Health

    In the Community

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and a $1 million grant to the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine. The combined $2 million gift will allow both the College and School to serve thousands of additional Illinois... 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 »

  • Free Dental Care Event for Children on July 28 in Peoria
    Jun. 20, 2018

    Free Dental Care Event for Children on July 28 in Peoria

    In the Community

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with Peoria City/County Health Department and Illinois Central College, will provide a free day of dental care for Illinois children age 5 and younger on Saturday, July 28 in Peoria. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to make appointments by Wednesday, July 25. During the event, children will receive... More »

  • 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 »