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  • Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 9, 2021

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Healthy Aging Month - While good daily oral hygiene is important for everyone, older adults can be at greater risk for oral health conditions such as gum disease, tooth loss and oral cancer. All Illinoisans should maintain good daily oral health habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist, but older adults have special oral health care needs, which makes preventive care even more vital.

  • Dental and vision exams can help detect diabetes early
    Oct. 30, 2020

    Dental and vision exams can help detect diabetes early

    General oral health

    This November during American Diabetes Month, Delta Dental of Illinois is partnering with the American Diabetes Association to bring awareness to the growing prevalence of diabetes and risks associated with the disease.

  • How your mouth influences your health from head to toe
    Aug. 5, 2019

    How your mouth influences your health from head to toe

    General oral health

    A healthy smile improves social interactions, communication and the ability to perform well in work and school. But there are many more reasons to maintain great oral health. The National Academy of Medicine reports that oral health is connected to good overall health and oral diseases can exacerbate health problems outside of the mouth.

  • Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss
    May 1, 2019

    Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss

    General oral health

    Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer than ever.1 Here’s more good news: Some causes of tooth loss can be in your control. That’s why it is so important to maintain a good oral health routine and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    Nov. 10, 2017

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    General oral health

    Regular dental exams could be the first line of defense against diabetes While more than a million Illinoisans have been diagnosed with diabetes, an additional 350,000 have the disease but are unaware. Yet a regular dental exam could be all that's needed to provide a clue, according to a dental expert from Delta Dental of... More »

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    Nov. 4, 2014

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    General oral health

    Most Illinoisans know there is a general connection between oral health and overall health, but only 33 percent are aware of the specific connection between gum disease and diabetes.1 During Diabetes Awareness Month this November, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate people about this connection and how the dentist can help detect serious diseases... More »

  • Diabetes and Dental Health
    Nov. 7, 2013

    Diabetes and Dental Health

    General oral health

    It's National Diabetes Month, a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the growing disease. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have prediabetes. Together, 105 million Americans have either been diagnosed, or are at risk of being diagnosed– that's a third of the country! Why... More »

  • Diabetes Double Trouble
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Diabetes Double Trouble

    General oral health

    Diabetes is a real threat that demands attention day in and day out. I'm sure your familiar with some of the problems diabetes can cause. Spiked blood sugar, weight gain, and frequent infections are only a few of the conditions people with diabetes have. If you have diabetes, one of the most important maintenance practices... More »