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  • What is preventive dental care?
    Dec. 16, 2020

    What is preventive dental care?

    General oral health

    Preventive dental care includes actions taken by a patient to prevent against oral diseases and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. These actions include daily brushing with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet – along with scheduling regular oral exams and professional cleanings. Dental insurance plans tend to prioritize preventive dental care because of the important role it plays in overall oral health.

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

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Community Grants Focus

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    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

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  • Encourage Kids to Brush, Floss and Visit the Dentist for a Healthy Smile
    Feb. 4, 2019

    Encourage Kids to Brush, Floss and Visit the Dentist for a Healthy Smile

    Children’s Oral Health

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month — the perfect time to emphasize the importance of establishing good oral health habits at an early age to prevent tooth decay. Although preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. Tooth decay can develop any time after the first tooth comes in, starting around 6 months of age. Establishing good dental habits in early childhood is essential for preventing or lessening the impact o

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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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  • 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

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    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 »

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  • Kids at Higher Risk of Cavities Skipping Needed Preventive Treatments
    Jan. 20, 2016

    Kids at Higher Risk of Cavities Skipping Needed Preventive Treatments

    Children’s Oral Health

    Delta Dental Study of 97 Million Claims Details Many of Nation's Children Not Taking Crucial Preventive Measures A landmark study of more than 97 million dental claims, conducted by Delta Dental Plans Association, found about two-thirds of children who are at higher risk of developing cavities aren't getting recommended preventive dental care.1 Delta Dental's Preventive Dental... More »

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