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  • How Dental Benefits Help Employers Stay Competitive
    Jul. 25, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Help Employers Stay Competitive

    Dental benefit information

    Full compensation packages that include dental coverage can help employers stand out from their competition. Not only do they make  companies more attractive from the outside, but they also help them save time and money internally. Read on to learn why dental coverage is a key part of staying ahead of the pack. Attracting talented... 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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  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    Apr. 2, 2018

    April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    General oral health

    Regular dental exams are important for oral cancer detection Nearly 16 percent of Illinois residents smoke and about 3 percent use smokeless tobacco.1 While most people are aware that tobacco can cause cancer, many are unaware it's a leading risk factor for oral cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois... More »

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  • What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health
    Nov. 7, 2017

    What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

    General oral health

    Your tongue can say a lot – even without speaking a word. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. Here are some things your tongue may be trying to tell you. White coating.  A tongue that appears white is usually the result... More »

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  • 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 »

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  • UV Safety Month: Don't Overlook Oral Health
    Jul. 21, 2017

    UV Safety Month: Don't Overlook Oral Health

    General oral health

    It's UV Safety Month – a great time to remember that it's essential to protect skin from the sun's rays. When you're outside this summer, remember to apply sunscreen to an often-overlooked part of the body: your lips. In fact, 63 percent of sunscreen users don't protect their pucker.1 Sun exposure to lips can increase... More »

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  • MLB Hits Smokeless Tobacco Out of the Park
    Jul. 5, 2017

    MLB Hits Smokeless Tobacco Out of the Park

    General oral health

    Major League Baseball parks across the country have banned smokeless tobacco, a play that will help encourage fans and players to kick a habit that's bad for oral and overall health.1 The biggest winners of the new rule may be our nation's kids, who will no longer see and want to mimic their favorite baseball... More »

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  • Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer
    Apr. 4, 2017

    Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    At a routine checkup, dentists can spot a lot more than just cavities. In fact, your dentist can detect the symptoms of more than 120 diseases, including oral cancer – another reason why it is so important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and exams. You may not realize it, but your dentist is... More »

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  • Are Oral Health Issues Genetic?
    Feb. 2, 2017

    Are Oral Health Issues Genetic?

    General oral health

    Your father gave you more than just your eye color and your sense of humor. There's a chance he also gave you an increased risk for periodontal disease. Just like other traits, you can inherit oral health issues from your family. That's why it's important to know your family's medical history, including these oral health... More »

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  • Men's Oral Health and Overall Health
    Jun. 15, 2015

    Men's Oral Health and Overall Health

    General oral health

    Men's Health Month is celebrated in June to remind men to take care of their health and to encourage regular doctor visits.  Studies show that men are less likely than women to take care of their health in general – and oral health even less likely. Oral health is linked to overall health so it's... More »

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  • Dental Visits Decoded: Exams
    May 12, 2015

    Dental Visits Decoded: Exams

    General oral health

    Even if your teeth are in perfect condition, regular dental exams are a must. In addition to helping catch dental issues while they are easy to treat or even reversible, exams can also help with early detection of serious conditions such as oral cancer and diabetes.1 If it's been awhile since your last exam, here's... More »

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  • 65+: The Golden Years
    Apr. 23, 2014

    65+: The Golden Years

    General oral health

    Even if you feel like a teenager at heart, hitting the golden years might mean that your teeth need extra attention. Good dental behaviors remain vital to the health of your teeth. Seniors should continue to brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day. Despite having many of the same oral health... More »

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  • Man's Oral Health Tied to Overall Health
    Jun. 11, 2013

    Man's Oral Health Tied to Overall Health

    General oral health

    This week is Men's Health Week and it gives us the perfect opportunity to discuss why a man should be very meticulous when it's tooth-brushing time. From early disease detection to uncovering the killer that is oral cancer, your oral health is inextricably linked to your overall health. Watch this video to learn exactly how... More »

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  • Cancel out Cancer
    Apr. 18, 2013

    Cancel out Cancer

    General oral health

    Let's face the terrible facts surrounding this disease. Oral cancer kills close to 25% of the people diagnosed. Of the 35,000 people diagnosed with oral cancer, only about 50% of them will be alive after 5 years. The death rate is so high because many symptoms go unnoticed. Late diagnosis of oral cancer is by... More »

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  • Outsmart Oral Cancer
    Apr. 2, 2013

    Outsmart Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    Oral cancer can have many causes, including genetics, lifestyle factors such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, infections, or environmental exposures like excess sun. Although you can't control the genes you inherit, you do have control over lifestyle choices and sun exposure. In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to find... More »

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