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  • Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer
    Apr. 4, 2017

    Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    At a routine checkup, dentists can spot a lot more than just cavities. In fact, your dentist can detect the symptoms of more than 120 diseases, including oral cancer – another reason why it is so important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and exams. You may not realize it, but your dentist is... More »

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  • Measuring Dental Networks: Facts You Need to Know
    Sep. 21, 2016

    Measuring Dental Networks: Facts You Need to Know

    Dental benefit information

    From the size of a dental provider's network to utilization rates to money saved, there are multiple ways to measure the overall value of a provider network. The effective discount – which represents savings on all claims both in and out of the network – encompasses a number of individual measures. It is a good... More »

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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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  • 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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  • Treat Giving Expected To Be Up This Halloween
    Oct. 12, 2015

    Treat Giving Expected To Be Up This Halloween

    Children’s Oral Health

    New Delta Dental Analysis Breaks Down Halloween Treat Giving Trends If the current trends continue, some good news may be on the horizon for Illinois children this Halloween. Households giving out treats will be up this year, while parents eating their kids' Halloween candy will decrease according to a new analysis by Delta Dental of... More »

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  • Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)
    Sep. 18, 2015

    Understanding Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

    Dental benefit information

    When you are covered by a dental plan, you often receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your dental carrier after a trip to the dentist's office. The EOB is not a bill, but rather an explanation of the procedures that were performed at the appointment and what is covered by your particular dental plan.... More »

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  • The Added Benefits of Dental Plans
    Aug. 18, 2015

    The Added Benefits of Dental Plans

    Dental benefit information

    If you have dental benefits, you may already visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and exams. Most dental plans cover these specific preventive services at 100 percent, meaning no out-of-pocket cost for you. But those basic services are just the beginning of how a dental plan can benefit you over the course of your lifetime.... More »

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  • Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile
    Aug. 1, 2015

    Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile

    Children’s Oral Health

    Did you know that nearly one in four Illinois kids miss school due to dental problems? This school year, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to help Illinois parents reduce the amount of classroom time their children miss due to dental-related issues. A new Delta Dental of Illinois survey1 finds that 23 percent of Illinois children ages... More »

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  • Discuss Your Doses
    Jul. 27, 2015

    Discuss Your Doses

    General oral health

    You talk about the medications you are taking with your physician – and you should do the same with your dentist. Though it may seem like prescription medications, such as antibiotics, decongestants and antidepressants, have very little to do with your oral health, many of them have side effects you and your dentist may want... More »

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  • Is Mouthwash Right for You?
    Jul. 18, 2015

    Is Mouthwash Right for You?

    General oral health

    If you walk down the dental care aisle of your local supermarket or pharmacy, you'll find a dizzying array of mouthwashes, plaque-removing rinses, fluoride treatments, and similar products. Do you need one? Most rinses can effectively freshen your mouth and curb bad breath for up to three hours. However, their success in preventing tooth decay,... More »

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  • The Difference Between Coinsurance, Deductibles and Copay
    Jul. 13, 2015

    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 »

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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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  • Dental X-rays and Your Overall Health
    May 21, 2015

    Dental X-rays and Your Overall Health

    General oral health

    Most people who visit the dentist will have X-rays taken at some point. It's natural to be concerned about potential risks from too much exposure to radiation. However, it is important to understand that X-rays are an often necessary and important part of the dental health examination process. “X-rays are an important tool for dentists... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Awards Dental Student Grants
    May 18, 2015

    Delta Dental of Illinois Awards Dental Student Grants

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Delta Dental of Illinois announced the recipients of its 2015 student grants program. Each year, Delta Dental of Illinois awards four $2,500 grants to graduating dental students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry and the Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine.  The 2015 student grant recipients are Jaime... More »

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  • Discuss Allergies with Your Dentist
    May 6, 2015

    Discuss Allergies with Your Dentist

    General oral health

    As you sit in your dentist's office waiting for a cleaning or exam, you probably have a list of things you'd like to discuss – your next appointment, X-rays, whitening, cavities, bad habits. But here's one that probably doesn't make your short list: allergies. Though most common allergies won't affect your visit, some people have... More »

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  • Dental Professionals Decoded
    Apr. 23, 2015

    Dental Professionals Decoded

    General oral health

    Your general dentist is just one of the many professionals who can help you maintain a healthy smile. There are a lot of “odontists” out there – from ones who help with appliances like braces to others who specialize in restorations. Here are a few of the most common specialized dentistry professionals. Endodontists are dentists... More »

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