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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 Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    Feb. 11, 2019

    The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

    Children’s Oral Health

    When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.

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  • What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up
    Aug. 3, 2018

    What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up

    General oral health

    Each year, 100 million Americans forego a dental visit, and that's a big problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile.1 Before your calendar fills up with work events, school activities, and more, schedule routine dental appointments for yourself and your family. No matter how good your oral hygiene habits may be, a dental... 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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  • 6 Time-Saving Oral Health Hacks
    May 2, 2018

    6 Time-Saving Oral Health Hacks

    General oral health

    For Mother's Day, it's important to take a moment to recognize just how much moms and the women in our lives do for their families and friends all year round. Our gift to mothers this year is a list of six time-saving oral health hacks that can make things a little bit easier for moms... More »

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  • The Seeds of Good Oral Health
    Apr. 20, 2018

    The Seeds of Good Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages. Babies and Toddlers Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities and need daily upkeep from the very beginning. Before the first tooth arrives, wipe... More »

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  • Common Dental Procedures for Kids
    Aug. 18, 2017

    Common Dental Procedures for Kids

    Children’s Oral Health

    Parents worry about their kids' overall health and oral health more than their own. Understanding how your dental benefits cover preventive procedures can help start your children on a path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. When it comes to keeping kids' mouths healthy, routine oral health habits – such as brushing twice a day,... More »

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  • Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm
    Aug. 7, 2017

    Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm

    Children’s Oral Health

    Back-to-school season is the perfect time to help kids brush up on good oral health habits with a new book or two. Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!). Kick... More »

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  • June is National Smile Month
    Jun. 6, 2017

    June is National Smile Month

    General oral health

    Surveys show Illinoisans recognize the power of smiles Illinois residents agree that good oral health habits have a tie to confidence, happiness and success – and those with dental benefits seem to have the best oral health. June is National Smile Month, and new Delta Dental of Illinois surveys find more reasons to strive for... More »

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  • Dental Visits Decoded: Cleanings
    Aug. 29, 2016

    Dental Visits Decoded: Cleanings

    General oral health

    Has it been awhile since your last dental visit? Having a dental professional clean your teeth helps remove plaque, tartar and stains that you can't tackle on your own. In case it's been a while since you've found yourself in a dental chair, here's what you can expect when you go in for a cleaning.... More »

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  • Be a Floss Boss
    Nov. 24, 2015

    Be a Floss Boss

    General oral health

    Flossing is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Even though at least 50 percent of people don't floss daily as recommended,1 taking time to do so is an important part of your oral health routine. It's the single best way to remove plaque from areas between teeth where your toothbrush can't reach.2 Unwaxed nylon dental floss on a... More »

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  • Keep Your Mouth Clean this Spring
    Mar. 26, 2015

    Keep Your Mouth Clean this Spring

    General oral health

    Doing some spring cleaning this month? While you're busy beating rugs, cleaning curtains and organizing cabinets, don't forget to check out your bathroom counter! Here are four things to add to your checklist. Replace old or worn toothbrushes. If your toothbrush or toothbrush head is more than three months old, it's time to get a... More »

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