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  • Land of Smiles: Tooth Wizard Battles Plaque Man
    Jan. 30, 2014

    Land of Smiles: Tooth Wizard Battles Plaque Man

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation “Land of Smiles” program began traveling across the state this month to teach cavity-fighting habits to pre-kindergarten through third-grade students. During the highly entertaining and educational program, provided free to schools by the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, students learn how to properly remove plaque from teeth to fight... More »

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  • Health Care Reform: 5 Things to Know About Buying Dental Insurance
    Oct. 15, 2013

    Health Care Reform: 5 Things to Know About Buying Dental Insurance

    Dental benefit information

    Illinois residents are now able to purchase dental insurance through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace – “Get Covered Illinois”. The Marketplace opened on Oct 1, 2013 and will run through March 31, 2014. “Better access to dental coverage is an important step toward improving the oral health of Illinois residents, particularly children” said Bernard Glossy,... More »

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  • The Fluoride Effect
    Apr. 25, 2013

    The Fluoride Effect

    General oral health

    Nearly 45% of caregivers do not know if their water supply is fluoridated. And although 75% of people in the United States with access to community water supplies enjoy the benefits of fluoride, there are still some communities that choose not to add the mineral to their water. To find out the fluoridation status of... More »

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  • Fluoridated Water still Remains a Great Oral Health Benefit
    Apr. 9, 2013

    Fluoridated Water still Remains a Great Oral Health Benefit

    General oral health

    Have you had your dose of fluoride in your water today? According to the 2013 Delta Dental of Illinois Children's Oral Health Survey, 64% of caregivers say bottled water is better than or equally as good as tap water for children's oral health. This opinion is at odds with evidence-based dentistry and more than six... More »

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