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  • How your mouth influences your health from head to toe
    Aug. 5, 2019

    How your mouth influences your health from head to toe

    General oral health

    A healthy smile improves social interactions, communication and the ability to perform well in work and school. But there are many more reasons to maintain great oral health. The National Academy of Medicine reports that oral health is connected to good overall health and oral diseases can exacerbate health problems outside of the mouth.

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  • Don't Ignore this Crucial Oral Health Check
    May 7, 2019

    Don't Ignore this Crucial Oral Health Check

    General oral health

    A surprising number of Americans ignore this crucial health check. Your dental checkup is not only good for your health, it’s also good for your wallet. Preventive services, like checkups, are 100 percent covered by most dental plans. Yet, many people leave money on the table by not going to their dentist often.

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  • Four dental benefit promotional ideas most employers don't know
    Apr. 16, 2019

    Four dental benefit promotional ideas most employers don't know

    Dental benefit information

    You offer dental benefits to help your employees enjoy good oral and overall health. But they are also a valuable differentiator in recruiting and retaining top talent in a tight labor market. Dental coverage offers flexible, affordable benefits that your employees want.

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  • Dangers of Tobacco
    Apr. 9, 2019

    Dangers of Tobacco

    General oral health

    An estimated 438,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking.1 Using tobacco products increases the risk of getting cancers of the head and neck. According to the American Cancer Society, no form of tobacco is safe.

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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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  • The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child's Oral Health
    Jan. 8, 2019

    The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child's Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    Schedules may get hectic with school, extracurricular activities and homework, but making it to the dentist is always worth it. Dentists play a central role in children’s oral health that goes beyond checking teeth for cavities. The most obvious benefit dentists provide is preventive care through regular exams and cleanings. During these appointments, dentists or hygienists remove plaque and tartar to prevent the formation of cavities, which is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhoo

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  • Questions to ask your dental benefits broker
    Dec. 18, 2018

    Questions to ask your dental benefits broker

    Dental benefit information

    Whether you are looking to purchase a dental insurance plan on your own or you are a business owner looking for a dental plan for your employees, your benefits broker is responsible for understanding your unique needs and using that information to recommend the best coverage options you.1 While they're trained to gather and convey... More »

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  • How a large dental network helps your business
    Nov. 16, 2018

    How a large dental network helps your business

    Dental benefit information

    With a larger network size, your employees have a greater selection of dentists to choose from. The result for your business and employees is lower costs and better convenience.   Lower cost A large network results in better utilization of in-network dentists by your employees, which helps keep costs down. Visiting a network dentist helps... More »

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  • Calming Your Kids at the Dentist
    Oct. 4, 2018

    Calming Your Kids at the Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    One of the most important ways to keep your kids cavity free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans, so there's no reason to skip a visit. There's one deterrent, though, that you might run into – kids getting... More »

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  • Helping Employees Get the Most Value out of their Dental Benefits
    Sep. 13, 2018

    Helping Employees Get the Most Value out of their Dental Benefits

    Dental benefit information

    Because dental benefits have the potential to improve both oral and overall health, it's important that employees make the most of their coverage. By taking some simple steps, you can help encourage your group's employees to leverage their dental benefits as effectively as possible. Education – Ensure that employees are aware of the value their... More »

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  • The Importance of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Employees
    Aug. 23, 2018

    The Importance of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Employees

    Dental benefit information

    If you're an employee benefits manager, you may find yourself performing a balancing act when it comes to compensation packages. Not only are you tasked with satisfying your employees' expectations, but you also have to meet the financial goals of your business. To accommodate these two priorities, you may consider curbing costs by switching to... More »

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  • Understanding the Ins and Outs of Dual Coverage
    Aug. 7, 2018

    Understanding the Ins and Outs of Dual Coverage

    Dental benefit information

    It's not uncommon to be covered by two dental benefits plans, which means that you have “dual coverage.” If this applies to you or your family members, take a moment to learn how dual coverage works with these four key points. Understand your coordination of benefits (COB). Your COB is the way your two plans... More »

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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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  • Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist
    Jun. 4, 2018

    Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist

    General oral health

    Pain in mouth is leading cause of unplanned visit to dental chair reveals Delta Dental survey The midyear mark is fast approaching. Have you had a dental exam this year? According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, many adults do not seek out proactive dental care and confess to visiting the dentist less... More »

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  • Evaluating a dental carrier: What to look for
    May 23, 2018

    Evaluating a dental carrier: What to look for

    Dental benefit information

    Whether you're looking to select dental coverage for a company or yourself, finding the right dental benefits carrier is essential to receiving quality dental care while also keeping costs manageable. For businesses, offering dental coverage can go a long way toward employee satisfaction. In fact, more than two-thirds of employees consider dental benefits to be... 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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