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  • Sports mouth guards to protect against dental injuries
    Aug. 13, 2021

    Sports mouth guards to protect against dental injuries

    General oral health

    Sports mouth guards, also called mouth protectors or athletic mouth guards, are devices that are used to protect the teeth, gums and soft tissues of the mouth from sports-related injuries. The American Dental Association recommends people of all ages use a mouth guard if they are participating in contact sports or other activities that could cause mouth or dental injury.

  • Keep an Emergency Kit Handy for Dental Injuries
    Jul. 18, 2017

    Keep an Emergency Kit Handy for Dental Injuries

    General oral health

    The warm summer weather inspires people to get outside to enjoy swimming and sports. While fun, these activities also have the potential to cause dental injuries for both kids and adults. It's important to keep dental emergency information, such as dental benefits and dentist phone numbers, handy for yourself and childcare providers in case you... More »

  • Watch Your Teeth and Enter to Win Blackhawks Tickets
    Feb. 16, 2016

    Watch Your Teeth and Enter to Win Blackhawks Tickets

    General oral health

    Watch your teeth!  We're talking to you, not the players.  When playing a contact sport, especially hockey, it is important to wear a mouthguard to protect your smile. Wearing a mouthguard prevents oral and facial injuries and ensures that you keep your teeth in great shape. While broken bones and sprains heal, injuries to teeth... More »

  • Avoid Baseball's Bad Habits and Hit a Home Run with your Oral Health
    Apr. 4, 2015

    Avoid Baseball's Bad Habits and Hit a Home Run with your Oral Health

    General oral health

    From chewing tobacco to sunflower seeds, some bad oral health habits can be found on the baseball diamond. While the popularity of chewing tobacco has decreased in baseball over the years,1 it still causes major league oral health problems such as root decay, leathery white patches inside your cheek, red sores and even oral cancer.... More »

  • Mouthguards and Summer Sports
    Jun. 10, 2014

    Mouthguards and Summer Sports

    Children’s Oral Health

    “Take me out to the ball game” has a much better ring to it than “take me out to the dentist,” don't you think? That's why you and your children should always wear a mouth guard when playing any sport or activity – baseball included – that carries a risk of mouth injury. Young athletes are... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois & Chicago Wolves celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month
    Feb. 25, 2014

    Delta Dental of Illinois & Chicago Wolves celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month

    Children’s Oral Health

    Delta Dental of Illinois teamed up with the Chicago Wolves to give away youth mouth guards to the first 5,000 fans who attended the game against the Iowa Wild on February 1st. The initiative was to promote National Children's Dental Health Month and help protect kids' teeth from sports related injuries. The U.S. Centers for... More »