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  • National Junk Food Day also a reminder to eat healthy, including during summer
    Jul. 21, 2020

    National Junk Food Day also a reminder to eat healthy, including during summer

    General oral health

    National Junk Food Day, recognized July 21, may be a time people think about their favorite junk foods or have a “cheat day” from their otherwise healthier diets. But this day can serve as a reminder it is important to be conscious of one’s diet and avoid eating too much junk food. With summer sports in full swing, it may be especially easy to grab snacks and drinks that aren't very tooth friendly. However, healthy, nutritious snacks can be just as convenient with a little planning.

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  • Men's Oral Health
    Jun. 9, 2020

    Men's Oral Health

    General oral health

    Studies show that men are less likely than women to take care of their health in general - and oral health even less. Good oral health is linked to longevity and men are less likely to visit a dentist for regular preventive dental care, often neglecting their oral health and only visiting a dentist when a problem arises. Regular dental cleanings and exams, along with daily flossing and twice-daily brushing, are key to maintaining a healthy smile.

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  • Stay Healthy. Keep Smiling
    Apr. 22, 2020

    Stay Healthy. Keep Smiling

    General oral health

    In this ongoing uncertain time, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the health and safety of those we serve. We are here for our members and know that right now, a smile can go a long way. Though we cannot currently do things like visit family and friends or dine at restaurants, we still have the ability to brighten someone’s day with a smile, whether from six feet away or virtually.

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation to Give $1.5 Million to Support Community During COVID-19 Health Crisis
    Apr. 6, 2020

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation to Give $1.5 Million to Support Community During COVID-19 Health Crisis

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, today announced it will provide $1.5 million to help ensure Illinoisans continue to receive vital health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is providing $500,000 to support the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) Foundation. It is also launching a $1 million emergency grants program to Federally Qualified Health Centers in Illinois.

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  • Talking with kids about the dangers of vaping
    Feb. 6, 2020

    Talking with kids about the dangers of vaping

    Children’s Oral Health

    It’s never too early to talk with your kids about the dangers of tobacco, especially given the explosive growth of vaping. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to address the issue. Here’s why there’s reason for concern: The use of e-cigarettes among Illinois high schoolers increased by 45% between 2016 and 2018.

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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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