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  • Making sure children visit the dentist before school starts
    Jul. 30, 2020

    Making sure children visit the dentist before school starts

    Children’s Oral Health

    As Illinois schools prepare to resume classes this fall — whether in person, remote or a hybrid approach — parents should make sure their kids are healthy and well to start the school year right. That includes a visit to the dentist for a checkup before classes begin. With the focus in recent months on social distancing, wearing face masks and handwashing, there likewise remains a need to continue practicing preventive oral health care.

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  • Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams
    Aug. 2, 2019

    Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams

    Children’s Oral Health

    Parents of children in elementary, middle and high school are encouraged to schedule a dental appointment this summer before the 2019-2020 school year begins. Illinois children going into kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades are required to get a dental exam. A new state law expanded the requirement to incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year. Dental checkups are now required for approximately 150,000 incoming Illinois ninth graders.

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  • Healthy Smiles Help Keep Kids in School
    Aug. 3, 2017

    Healthy Smiles Help Keep Kids in School

    Children’s Oral Health

    Healthy smiles improve kids' confidence and help them succeed in the classroom. Conversely, unhealthy smiles can keep them from attending school and making the grade. Even at school, oral health issues can distract kids and could cause them to fall behind in coursework. Untreated dental problems can be painful and embarrassing and can cause kids... More »

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  • Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile
    Aug. 1, 2015

    Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile

    Children’s Oral Health

    Did you know that nearly one in four Illinois kids miss school due to dental problems? This school year, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to help Illinois parents reduce the amount of classroom time their children miss due to dental-related issues. A new Delta Dental of Illinois survey1 finds that 23 percent of Illinois children ages... More »

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