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  • Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 9, 2021

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages focus on oral health for older adults during Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Healthy Aging Month - While good daily oral hygiene is important for everyone, older adults can be at greater risk for oral health conditions such as gum disease, tooth loss and oral cancer. All Illinoisans should maintain good daily oral health habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily and visiting the dentist, but older adults have special oral health care needs, which makes preventive care even more vital.

  • Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss
    May 1, 2019

    Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss

    General oral health

    Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer than ever.1 Here’s more good news: Some causes of tooth loss can be in your control. That’s why it is so important to maintain a good oral health routine and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

  • Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town
    Dec. 14, 2018

    Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town

    General oral health

    If you're hosting holiday celebrations at your place, add a little prep time to ensure your family's smiles stay sparkling – especially for relatives traveling from out of town. Consider stopping by the store beforehand to stock up on these oral health supplies: Extra floss, toothpaste and new toothbrushes in case someone forgets theirs. Mouth-friendly... 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 »

  • What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up
    Aug. 3, 2018

    What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up

    General oral health

    Each year, 100 million Americans forego a dental visit, and that's a big problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile.1 Before your calendar fills up with work events, school activities, and more, schedule routine dental appointments for yourself and your family. No matter how good your oral hygiene habits may be, a dental... More »

  • How the Sun Can be Great for Your Smile
    Jul. 6, 2018

    How the Sun Can be Great for Your Smile

    General oral health

    Going outside to bask in the sun isn't just fun – it also provides a healthy dose of vitamin D! That's good for both your overall health and your oral health. Calcium is often praised for its many health benefits like strengthening bones and teeth, but your body won't experience those benefits if it doesn't... More »

  • When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking
    May 27, 2015

    When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking

    General oral health

    When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real. Pica can be caused by depression, stress, anxiety and... More »

  • Chew on This: An Overview of Gum
    Feb. 13, 2014

    Chew on This: An Overview of Gum

    General oral health

    Think a little chewing gum will cure your bad breath this Valentine's Day? Think again. Read on for the truth behind that myth – and chew on a few more facts along the way. Though it's been around for thousands of years, chewing gum became widespread in the U.S. after chicle, a natural gum that's... More »