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  • National Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Accomplished Dentist, Delta Dental of Illinois Board Member Finds Passion in Craft, Inspiring Young Hispanics in Dental Industry
    Sep. 30, 2020

    National Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Accomplished Dentist, Delta Dental of Illinois Board Member Finds Passion in Craft, Inspiring Young Hispanics in Dental Industry

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, and represents a time to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of Americans with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. As part of our commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Delta Dental of Illinois interviewed Dr. Genaro (Gene) Romo, a member of our Board of Directors and practicing dentist.

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  • What to Know About Dental Offices Reopening
    Jun. 1, 2020

    What to Know About Dental Offices Reopening

    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.

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  • Why positive surprises can make you smile
    May 1, 2020

    Why positive surprises can make you smile

    General oral health

    Whether it’s a nice note or a thoughtful gift, a pleasant surprise can make your day. Here’s what’s happening when a surprise makes you smile. How you progress from surprised to smiling

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  • Reasons for root canal treatment
    Mar. 6, 2020

    Reasons for root canal treatment

    General oral health

    A root canal is a common procedure used to treat inflammation or infection of the tooth’s sensitive inner pulp tissue, which is made up of blood vessels and nerve fibers.1 Pulp inflammation can result from a number of causes including deep decay, cracked teeth, or trauma. While many feel uneasy about the idea of a root canal, the procedure is a safe and straightforward way to remove diseased pulp tissue and is a better alternative to tooth extraction.

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  • The link between gum disease and heart disease
    Feb. 6, 2020

    The link between gum disease and heart disease

    General oral health

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and studies show a relationship between heart disease and gum disease. February is American Heart Month and a great time to learn how a healthy smile can lead to a healthy heart. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. In its early stage, it’s called gingivitis and can cause inflamed, red gums that bleed.

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  • Three Ways to Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Yet
    Jan. 15, 2020

    Three Ways to Make 2020 Your Healthiest Year Yet

    General oral health

    If your New Year’s resolution includes taking better care of your health, a visit to the dentist may be just as important as a visit to the gym. That’s because there’s a direct connection between your oral and overall health. Your mouth provides clues about what’s happening in the rest of your body. It can even be the first place that signs of problems such as diabetes or heart disease show up.

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  • Parents say kids' oral health not making the grade observes Delta Dental survey
    Jul. 24, 2019

    Parents say kids' oral health not making the grade observes Delta Dental survey

    Children’s Oral Health

    It’s almost back to school time, which means report card time is right around the corner. With this in mind, we wanted to share how parents across the country graded the status of their kids’ oral health as a part of the Children’s Oral Health Survey.

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  • The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child's Oral Health
    Jan. 8, 2019

    The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child's Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    Schedules may get hectic with school, extracurricular activities and homework, but making it to the dentist is always worth it. Dentists play a central role in children’s oral health that goes beyond checking teeth for cavities. The most obvious benefit dentists provide is preventive care through regular exams and cleanings. During these appointments, dentists or hygienists remove plaque and tartar to prevent the formation of cavities, which is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhoo

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  • Preventive Care in the New Year
    Jan. 1, 2019

    Preventive Care in the New Year

    General oral health

    The new year is a great time to schedule dental checkups and cleanings. With most Delta Dental of Illinois plans, preventive care, like exams and cleanings, is provided at little or no cost to you. Plus, Delta Dental of Illinois and most dental offices, make scheduling appointments quick and easy. Check out why preventive care is important and follow our tips for fitting regular appointments into your busy schedule.

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  • Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town
    Dec. 14, 2018

    Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town

    General oral health

    If you're hosting holiday celebrations at your place, add a little prep time to ensure your family's smiles stay sparkling – especially for relatives traveling from out of town. Consider stopping by the store beforehand to stock up on these oral health supplies: Extra floss, toothpaste and new toothbrushes in case someone forgets theirs. Mouth-friendly... More »

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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 »

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  • Calming Your Kids at the Dentist
    Oct. 4, 2018

    Calming Your Kids at the Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    One of the most important ways to keep your kids cavity free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans, so there's no reason to skip a visit. There's one deterrent, though, that you might run into – kids getting... More »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    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 »

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  • June is National Smile Month
    Jun. 5, 2018

    June is National Smile Month

    General oral health

    National Smile Month in June is a great time to celebrate the power of a smile. New Delta Dental of Illinois surveys find that smiles significantly impact Illinoisans of all ages.1,2 As well as improving confidence and happiness, a smile can affect everything from success to overall health. Oral health is connected to overall health... More »

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  • Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist
    Jun. 4, 2018

    Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist

    General oral health

    Pain in mouth is leading cause of unplanned visit to dental chair reveals Delta Dental survey The midyear mark is fast approaching. Have you had a dental exam this year? According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, many adults do not seek out proactive dental care and confess to visiting the dentist less... More »

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