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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Community Grants Focus
    Jun. 6, 2019

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Community Grants Focus

    In the Community

    Our Community Grants Program offers support to organizations that provide oral health care and/or education to children in Illinois. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million over the past six years to Illinois organizations committed to improving children’s oral health. In 2018, we awarded more than $180,000 to 21 nonprofit and community organizations with programs and services that improve children’s oral health in Illinois. One recipient was Advocate Children’s Hospit

  • 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.

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards More than $180,000 to Organizations that Improve Illinois Children's Oral Health
    Nov. 7, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards More than $180,000 to Organizations that Improve Illinois Children's Oral Health

    In the Community

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, announced its 2018 Community Grants Program recipients. The Foundation awarded more than $180,000 to 21 nonprofit and community organizations with programs and services that improve children's oral health in Illinois. Through our Community Grants Program, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Dentist By 1 Program Provides Free Dental Care to Illinois Children
    Sep. 24, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Dentist By 1 Program Provides Free Dental Care to Illinois Children

    In the Community

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with its partners, provided free dental care to 83 Illinois children age 5 and younger this summer through its Dentist By 1 program.  Free preventive dental care was provided on July 28 in Peoria and September 8 in Mattoon. At each event, children received free preventive and diagnostic... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program  Educates Illinois Kids about Good Oral Health
    Sep. 11, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Educates Illinois Kids about Good Oral Health

    In the Community

    Poor oral health and tooth decay can cause discomfort and result in young students having difficulty participating or concentrating in school. Nearly 40 percent of children in Illinois have had a cavity in the past year, and about 1 in 5 kids in Illinois has untreated tooth decay.1 To help kids learn about the importance... More »

  • Back-to-School Checklist: Don't Forget to Add Dental Appointments
    Jul. 20, 2018

    Back-to-School Checklist: Don't Forget to Add Dental Appointments

    Children’s Oral Health

    Delta Dental of Illinois offers tips to help prevent health-related school absences This school year, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to remind Illinois parents to include a dental appointment on the back-to-school checklist. Having a healthy smile can help improve kids' concentration and performance in the classroom and may help reduce school absences. In Illinois,... More »

  • 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

    In the Community

    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 »

  • Salted Edamame
    Feb. 13, 2018

    Salted Edamame

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 2 cups fresh or frozen edamame in pods 6 cups water 1 tablespoon coarse salt Directions: Bring water and salt to a boil. Add edamame and cook for 5 minutes or until tender enough to easily pop out of the pods. Drain and toss the pods with salt, then serve warm or cold.

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Helps Kids Fight Cavities
    Jan. 29, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Helps Kids Fight Cavities

    In the Community

    Poor oral health habits for Illinois children of all ages could be contributing to tooth decay. In fact, 35 percent of Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past 12 months.1 Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles program will visit pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to teach... More »

  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
    Jan. 22, 2018

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 cup milk ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 ½ cups cooked broccoli or broccoli-cauliflower mix 1 teaspoon chopped onion ½ bouillon cube Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. Then heat the broccoli mixture in the microwave for five minutes or until warm. Top with extra shredded cheese... More »

  • 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 »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards More Than $175,000 to Organizations that Improve Illinois Children's Oral Health
    Nov. 13, 2017

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards More Than $175,000 to Organizations that Improve Illinois Children's Oral Health

    In the Community

    Through its Community Grants Program, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, awarded more than $175,000 to 19 nonprofit and community organizations with programs and services that improve children's oral health in Illinois. “In the past five years, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has awarded nearly $800,000 in... More »

  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
    Oct. 23, 2017

    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 ½ cups raw pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoons butter, melted 1 pinch salt Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Toss seeds in a bowl with melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

  • Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard
    Sep. 13, 2017

    Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard

    In the Community

    This fall, pre-kindergarten through third-grade students will learn invaluable oral health lessons from Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan through the Land of Smiles program. Provided by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the educational program teaches good oral health habits to help battle tooth decay and prevent dental-related school absences. Although largely preventable, more than half of... More »

  • 2017 Wisdom Tooth Award Recipient: UIC College of Dentistry
    Aug. 28, 2017

    2017 Wisdom Tooth Award Recipient: UIC College of Dentistry

    In the Community

    UIC College of Dentistry awarded $100,000 from Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Grant to help provide much-needed dental services to underserved Illinois children More than 800 low-income Illinois children with immediate dental needs are on a two-year waiting list for procedures that require general anesthesia at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of... More »

  • Healthy Smiles Help Keep Kids in School
    Aug. 3, 2017

    Healthy Smiles Help Keep Kids in School

    Children’s Oral Health

    Healthy smiles improve kids' confidence and help them succeed in the classroom. Conversely, unhealthy smiles can keep them from attending school and making the grade. Even at school, oral health issues can distract kids and could cause them to fall behind in coursework. Untreated dental problems can be painful and embarrassing and can cause kids... More »