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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.

  • Dementia and oral health
    Sep. 3, 2021

    Dementia and oral health

    General oral health

    Having a condition, such as dementia, can also make it more difficult to practice good daily oral hygiene, increasing the risk for gum disease and tooth decay. To reduce gum disease and tooth decay, here are tips for caregivers helping assist individuals with dementia.

  • Caring for Loved Ones – and Their Oral Health
    Nov. 1, 2017

    Caring for Loved Ones – and Their Oral Health

    General oral health

    Happy National Family Caregivers Month. At any given time, more than 65 million people in the U.S. care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member, spending an average of 20 hours per week providing care.1 If you're part of the 29 percent of the U.S. population caring for loved ones,2 it's important to... More »

  • 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 »

  • Dental Benefits After Retirement
    Sep. 5, 2017

    Dental Benefits After Retirement

    Dental benefit information

    Most people have been planning for retirement for decades, tucking money away in retirement accounts and scheduling vacations. What many people forget to plan for, however, are dental benefits. Most retirees lose employer-sponsored dental coverage when they leave the workforce. And although the Medicare federal health insurance program is available for people who are over... More »

  • Medications Can Affect Oral Health
    Sep. 1, 2017

    Medications Can Affect Oral Health

    General oral health

    As we age, many of us find ourselves with health conditions that require medication – and while medications can improve overall health, some may have adverse side effects on oral health. One of the most common side effects of many medications is dry mouth, which does more than just make you crave a cold glass... More »

  • Dental Insurance Still Key for Retirees
    May 1, 2016

    Dental Insurance Still Key for Retirees

    Dental benefit information

    More than 44 million1 individuals in the United States are age 65 or older. Practicing good oral health habits is an essential part of maintaining good overall health at any age. Being retired doesn't mean retiring good oral health routines. Maintaining one's teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly is... More »