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  • Illinois Kids Learn How to Fight Tooth Decay with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program
    Jan. 29, 2019

    Illinois Kids Learn How to Fight Tooth Decay with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Nearly 2 in 5 Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past year.1 Oral health issues, like tooth decay, can cause children to miss school and negatively impact school performance.2,3 In fact, 38 percent of Illinois parents say their 6- to 12-year-old children had to miss school because of an oral health problem last year. 4 To help kids learn about the importance of good oral health and how to fight tooth decay, two costumed characters — Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan — will put on a fun

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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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  • Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues
    Jan. 15, 2018

    Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues

    General oral health

    Going back to school after a holiday break can be tough for kids of all ages. It usually means readjusting to old habits, and that should include your child's oral health care routine. Here are a few ways to make sure your child finishes the remainder of the school year with an A+ in oral... More »

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  • Get a Fit Smile This Year!
    Jan. 5, 2018

    Get a Fit Smile This Year!

    General oral health

    The new year is a time for picking resolutions and sticking to them (for as long as possible). In addition to working out and eating healthy, why not consider the “fitness” of your teeth? Along with building strong muscles, take these steps to build strong enamel.1 Limit sugary foods and drinks. Bacteria in your mouth... More »

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  • September is Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 27, 2017

    September is Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages older adults to make oral health a priority A new survey1 from Delta Dental of Illinois finds that nearly half of Illinois adults worry about keeping their smile beautiful as they age. For Healthy Aging Month in September, Delta Dental of Illinois is encouraging adults to pay more attention to... More »

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  • Why Dental Benefits Matter to Employee Wellness
    Jun. 12, 2017

    Why Dental Benefits Matter to Employee Wellness

    Dental benefit information

    June is Employee Well-Being Month Dental benefits and employee wellness go hand in hand. Most dental plans promote preventive care and good oral health habits, which can improve an employee's overall health. By investing in employee health through offering dental coverage and other health benefits, companies can improve employee productivity and reduce costs associated with... More »

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  • Survey Finds Illinoisans Would Like to See the Dentist More Often
    Jan. 30, 2017

    Survey Finds Illinoisans Would Like to See the Dentist More Often

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages making dental visits a priority in 2017 Dentists lead the pack of health practitioners Illinois adults want to see more often, according to a survey out today from Delta Dental of Illinois.1 The dental benefits carrier is encouraging Illinoisans to make visiting the dentist a priority to improve their oral... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois' Winter Issue of Grin! Now Available
    Dec. 1, 2016

    Delta Dental of Illinois' Winter Issue of Grin! Now Available

    General oral health

    The winter issue of Grin!, Delta Dental of Illinois' quarterly member magazine is now available to view online and on the Grin! mobile app for Android and Apple devices. Here's what you'll find in the winter issue: Top dental trends. See what innovations entered the dental industry during 2016. What's in your toothpaste? Learn what five common ingredients are found in toothpaste. How does dual... More »

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  • Celery Mummies
    Oct. 21, 2016

    Celery Mummies

    Recipes

    Ingredients: Celery, cut into 2” sticks Garden vegetable cream cheese Deli turkey, cut into thin strips Directions: Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese into each celery stick. Arrange the thin strips of deli meat in a crisscross pattern on top of the cream cheese to resemble a mummy's wrappings. Optional: Use tiny pieces of carrot, olive... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois' Fall Issue of Grin! Now Available
    Sep. 4, 2016

    Delta Dental of Illinois' Fall Issue of Grin! Now Available

    General oral health

    The fall issue of Grin!, Delta Dental of Illinois' quarterly member magazine is now available to view online and on the Grin! mobile app for Android and Apple devices. Here's what you'll find in the fall issue: Help your smile be prepared. See what five items your dental hygienist would like you to keep handy. Stamp out your smoking habit.... More »

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  • Set Your Child Up for Back-to-School Success with Better Oral Health
    Aug. 10, 2016

    Set Your Child Up for Back-to-School Success with Better Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    This back-to-school season, you want to set your child up for success in school in every way possible. You may not realize it, but oral health is an important component of your child's overall health and daily well-being — and even their success in school. Learn more about how oral health impacts more areas than... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois' Summer Issue of Grin! Now Available
    Jun. 6, 2016

    Delta Dental of Illinois' Summer Issue of Grin! Now Available

    General oral health

    The summer issue of Grin!, Delta Dental of Illinois' quarterly member magazine is here. Here's what you'll find in the summer issue: Toothsome travel tips. Help keep a healthy smile while traveling this summer. Dental phobias. Learn about four different oral health phobias. The most smile-friendly concession choices. Find out which ball park treats you should enjoy... More »

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  • Dental Visits a Good Habit to Start (Again)
    Aug. 5, 2014

    Dental Visits a Good Habit to Start (Again)

    General oral health

    While about half of Illinoisans (46 percent) visit the dentist at least twice a year, nearly a quarter of them (22 percent) have gone between three to five years without seeing the dentist. According to the Delta Dental of Illinois Oral Health and Well-Being Survey, most Americans visit the dentist at least once a year,... More »

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