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  • How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues
    Feb. 8, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues

    Dental benefit information

    In honor of American Heart Month this February, we're taking a look at an unexpected way to curb heart disease ­– visiting the dentist. Scheduling a dental appointment isn't just about taking care of your teeth. Your mouth can reveal a lot about your overall health. Signs and symptoms of dozens of systemic diseases, disorders,... More »

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  • Keep an Emergency Kit Handy for Dental Injuries
    Jul. 18, 2017

    Keep an Emergency Kit Handy for Dental Injuries

    General oral health

    The warm summer weather inspires people to get outside to enjoy swimming and sports. While fun, these activities also have the potential to cause dental injuries for both kids and adults. It's important to keep dental emergency information, such as dental benefits and dentist phone numbers, handy for yourself and childcare providers in case you... More »

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  • Keep Your Child's Teeth Healthy This Summer
    Jun. 26, 2017

    Keep Your Child's Teeth Healthy This Summer

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois provides simple tips to help ensure children's oral health habits don't take a vacation When school breaks for the summer, too often, good oral health habits follow suit. According to parents in a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30 percent say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get... 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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  • Oral Health on the Road
    Jun. 24, 2015

    Oral Health on the Road

    General oral health

    You may be getting ready for a well-deserved vacation. Do you know what to do if a dental disaster strikes when you're miles from your regular dentist? We're here to help your vacation. Find an In-Network Dentist Before you leave town, remember to become familiar with your dental coverage. Your plan details will indicate if... More »

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  • Dentist vs. Doctor: Who To See for Tooth Troubles
    Jan. 16, 2014

    Dentist vs. Doctor: Who To See for Tooth Troubles

    General oral health

    Do you have pulsing pain in your tooth that won't go away? Don't go to an emergency room – see a dentist. It's cost-effective and a better treatment option. But a lot of Americans aren’t listening to that advice. In a study titled, Costly Dental Destination, released last year by the Pew Center of the... More »

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  • How to Handle Tooth Trauma
    Aug. 6, 2013

    How to Handle Tooth Trauma

    General oral health

    Accidents happen, but quick actions can save smiles As children head back to school, it is important to remember that dental emergencies can happen any time, any place. According to the 2013 Delta Dental Children's Oral Health Survey, 1 out of 10 children ages 10 or 11 have had a tooth emergency such as a... More »

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  • Dental Emergencies Don't Take Vacations
    Jul. 16, 2013

    Dental Emergencies Don't Take Vacations

    General oral health

    Vacations are supposed to be about relaxing, not panicking, but dental emergencies can crop up anywhere. These setbacks don't discriminate between office cubicles or sandy beaches. Here are 3 of the most common emergencies and what to do until you can get to a dentist. Toothache. First, brush and floss gently, then rinse with warm... More »

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