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  • 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 »

  • Gift Ideas to Keep Graduates Smiling
    May 15, 2018

    Gift Ideas to Keep Graduates Smiling

    General oral health

    Headed to a graduation party this season? The graduate probably doesn't need another laundry basket or planner—but most college students could use a little help with their oral health. College students have likely relied on their parents to make dental appointments in the past and may not be very proactive in making their own. Give... More »

  • What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting
    May 4, 2018

    What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting

    General oral health

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month. At first glance, it may not seem like oral health has much to do with pregnancy, but it's actually a critical part of it. A pregnant woman's oral health can be correlated with the baby's overall health, so it's important to pay close attention to your dental care and any... More »

  • Oral Cancer Awareness
    Apr. 2, 2018

    Oral Cancer Awareness

    General oral health

    Regular dental exams are important for oral cancer detection Nearly 16 percent of Illinois residents smoke and about 3 percent use smokeless tobacco.1 While most people are aware that tobacco can cause cancer, many are unaware it's a leading risk factor for oral cancer. Delta Dental of Illinois... More »

  • The Old College Try – Getting Kids to the Dentist
    Aug. 25, 2017

    The Old College Try – Getting Kids to the Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    While at college, your child will most likely start a new routine. Trying new things is part of the experience, but studying late and eating junk food may jeopardize already established oral health habits like brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly. Regular dental checkups are important, especially for college-aged students who may be surviving... More »

  • Love Your Smile: Practice Preventive Care
    Feb. 10, 2017

    Love Your Smile: Practice Preventive Care

    General oral health

    Show your smile some love by giving it what it really needs: preventive dental care. Regular preventive care can help you avoid costly and serious dental problems and keep your smile healthy. Of course, it's important to maintain a daily routine of brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. But here are some other... More »

  • Make a Plan to Use Your Dental Benefits in the New Year
    Jan. 5, 2017

    Make a Plan to Use Your Dental Benefits in the New Year

    Dental benefit information

    It's the time for making resolutions and looking ahead. This year, make a plan to use and maximize your dental benefits. Remember – if you don't use them, you lose them. Know your dental plan details. Get up to speed on your plan's deductible and annual maximum. Your deductible is the amount you must pay... More »

  • Reenergize Your Oral Health Care Routine
    Oct. 10, 2016

    Reenergize Your Oral Health Care Routine

    General oral health

    Looking to reenergize your oral health routine? Try something new for your smile. An easy change, like testing out a new toothpaste flavor, will help you get a fresh start on good oral health habits: Switch from a manual to an electric toothbrush. Simply changing the type of toothbrush you use may help reenergize your... More »

  • No Mouthguard? That's Madness.
    Mar. 23, 2016

    No Mouthguard? That's Madness.

    General oral health

    Certain college basketball teams may be smiling this month as they advance further in the big tournament – but if they don't wear mouthguards, those smiles won't last long. Players who don't use mouth protection may think the likelihood of a mouth injury is small, but earlier this season, two NBA players inadvertently made the... More »

  • How Proper Nutrition Helps Your Dentition
    Mar. 2, 2016

    How Proper Nutrition Helps Your Dentition

    General oral health

    There's more to good oral health than just brushing and flossing – what you eat also impacts your smile. In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are some of the most important vitamins and minerals to keep your smile healthy. Calcium. Growing up, you were probably taught that drinking milk would make you strong. That's... More »

  • Watch Your Teeth and Enter to Win Blackhawks Tickets
    Feb. 16, 2016

    Watch Your Teeth and Enter to Win Blackhawks Tickets

    General oral health

    Watch your teeth!  We're talking to you, not the players.  When playing a contact sport, especially hockey, it is important to wear a mouthguard to protect your smile. Wearing a mouthguard prevents oral and facial injuries and ensures that you keep your teeth in great shape. While broken bones and sprains heal, injuries to teeth... More »

  • Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart
    Feb. 12, 2016

    Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart

    General oral health

    Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It's true. Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it's unknown whether one causes the other.1 Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding,... More »

  • Kids at Higher Risk of Cavities Skipping Needed Preventive Treatments
    Jan. 20, 2016

    Kids at Higher Risk of Cavities Skipping Needed Preventive Treatments

    Children’s Oral Health

    Delta Dental Study of 97 Million Claims Details Many of Nation's Children Not Taking Crucial Preventive Measures A landmark study of more than 97 million dental claims, conducted by Delta Dental Plans Association, found about two-thirds of children who are at higher risk of developing cavities aren't getting recommended preventive dental care.1 Delta Dental's Preventive Dental... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Travels to Illinois Schools to Educate Children on Good Oral Health Habits
    Feb. 17, 2015

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Travels to Illinois Schools to Educate Children on Good Oral Health Habits

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease,1 and more than half of Illinois third graders have had at least one cavity.2 In an effort to teach young children cavity-fighting oral health habits, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's “Land of Smiles” program will visit elementary schools throughout Illinois. The highly entertaining and educational... More »

  • Don't overlook important oral health habits for young children
    Feb. 10, 2015

    Don't overlook important oral health habits for young children

    Children’s Oral Health

    By Dr. Katina Spadoni Dental Director for Delta Dental of Illinois February is Children's Dental Health Month, a great time to remember that a child's oral health is set in motion from a very young age. Tooth decay can develop any time after the first tooth comes in, starting around 6 months old, and good...