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  • Three Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy During the Hectic Holiday Season
    Dec. 4, 2018

    Three Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy During the Hectic Holiday Season

    General oral health

    While the holiday season is a joyous time of year, last-minute shopping, overspending, overscheduling and extended family visits can make it a nail-biting season, too. Although you should take care of your oral health throughout the year, it's important to realize that holiday angst can affect the health of your smile. Stress can do a... More »

  • Five Ways  to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year
    Nov. 2, 2018

    Five Ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

    Dental benefit information

    Having dental benefits contributes to better oral health, overall health and well-being.  Our 2018 Oral Health and Well-Being Survey found that people with dental benefits are 58 percent more likely to visit the dentist, which leads to better oral health.  Consequently, people who reported excellent oral health were twice as likely to report very good... More »

  • Oral health issues that may arise with age
    Sep. 6, 2018

    Oral health issues that may arise with age

    General oral health

    As you age, your body can experience shifts in health that affect your mouth in ways you might not expect. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, take a look at few conditions people may encounter with age that can affect their oral health – including bone loss and dry mouth. Bone loss  As you age,... More »

  • Protecting Your Smile in the Sun
    Jul. 9, 2018

    Protecting Your Smile in the Sun

    General oral health

    It's a great time to read up on the importance of sun protection. You might be surprised to learn that one of the areas you should pay close attention to is your smile. Because of the thin layer of skin that contributes to your lips' red color,1  they're particularly... More »

  • 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 »

  • Costs for whitening your pearly whites
    Jun. 12, 2018

    Costs for whitening your pearly whites

    General oral health

    Need to prep your smile for a big summer event? Take a look at the most common whitening methods from least to most expensive. Whitening toothpaste can often be purchased for under $201 and will take two to six weeks to show a noticeable difference. This method works by removing surface stains, such as those... More »

  • How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being
    Jun. 7, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being

    Dental benefit information

    Offering a dental plan to employees or purchasing a dental plan on your own isn't just about oral health. Dental benefits have been shown to improve both oral health and overall well-being. Dental coverage emphasizes preventive care. Americans lose more than 164 million hours of work every year due to dental disease.1 But dental coverage... More »

  • June is National Smile Month
    Jun. 5, 2018

    June is National Smile Month

    General oral health

    National Smile Month in June is a great time to celebrate the power of a smile. New Delta Dental of Illinois surveys find that smiles significantly impact Illinoisans of all ages.1,2 As well as improving confidence and happiness, a smile can affect everything from success to overall health. Oral health is connected to overall health... More »

  • 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 »

  • What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting
    May 4, 2018

    What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting

    General oral health

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month. At first glance, it may not seem like oral health has much to do with pregnancy, but it's actually a critical part of it. A pregnant woman's oral health can be correlated with the baby's overall health, so it's important to pay close attention to your dental care and any... More »

  • The Seeds of Good Oral Health
    Apr. 20, 2018

    The Seeds of Good Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages. Babies and Toddlers Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities and need daily upkeep from the very beginning. Before the first tooth arrives, wipe... More »

  • Oral Cancer Awareness
    Apr. 2, 2018

    Oral Cancer Awareness

    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. Delta Dental of Illinois... More »

  • How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues
    Feb. 8, 2018

    How Dental Benefits Go Beyond Dental Issues

    Dental benefit information

    In honor of American Heart Month this February, we're taking a look at an unexpected way to curb heart disease ­– visiting the dentist. Scheduling a dental appointment isn't just about taking care of your teeth. Your mouth can reveal a lot about your overall health. Signs and symptoms of dozens of systemic diseases, disorders,... More »

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Helps Kids Fight Cavities
    Jan. 29, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Helps Kids Fight Cavities

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Poor oral health habits for Illinois children of all ages could be contributing to tooth decay. In fact, 35 percent of Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past 12 months.1 Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles program will visit pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to teach... More »

  • Six Ways to Incorporate Oral Health Into Your Holiday Traditions
    Dec. 6, 2017

    Six Ways to Incorporate Oral Health Into Your Holiday Traditions

    General oral health

    The holidays are finally here! With all the figgy pudding and honey-glazed chestnuts, it can be hard to keep your smile twinkling like the tinsel on the tree. These tips will help you keep your smile merry and bright all season long. While it's fun to stuff stockings with candy, the treats hung with care... More »

  • Caring for Loved Ones – and Their Oral Health
    Nov. 1, 2017

    Caring for Loved Ones – and Their Oral Health

    General oral health

    Happy National Family Caregivers Month. At any given time, more than 65 million people in the U.S. care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member, spending an average of 20 hours per week providing care.1 If you're part of the 29 percent of the U.S. population caring for loved ones,2 it's important to... More »