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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Now Accepting 2022 Applications for H2O On the Go
    Apr. 5, 2022

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Now Accepting 2022 Applications for H2O On the Go

    In the Community

    All elementary, middle and high schools in Illinois are eligible and encouraged to apply for the H2O On the Go grant program. Preference is given to schools that do not already have a water bottle-filling station. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m., May 6,2022 at deltadentalil.com/h2o-on-the-go.

  • 55 Illinois schools to receive new water bottle-filling stations
    Nov. 5, 2021

    55 Illinois schools to receive new water bottle-filling stations

    In the Community

    Fifty-five Illinois schools will receive new water bottle-filling stations to encourage students to drink more water as part of H2O On the Go, a grant program started last year by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation.

  • Thumbs up or thumbs down to movie snacks?
    Jan. 4, 2021

    Thumbs up or thumbs down to movie snacks?

    General oral health

    Are typical movie snacks good for your oral health? Find out what is healthier for your teeth and what should be avoided.

  • National Junk Food Day also a reminder to eat healthy, including during summer
    Jul. 21, 2020

    National Junk Food Day also a reminder to eat healthy, including during summer

    General oral health

    National Junk Food Day, recognized July 21, may be a time people think about their favorite junk foods or have a “cheat day” from their otherwise healthier diets. But this day can serve as a reminder it is important to be conscious of one’s diet and avoid eating too much junk food. With summer sports in full swing, it may be especially easy to grab snacks and drinks that aren't very tooth friendly. However, healthy, nutritious snacks can be just as convenient with a little planning.

  • Four ways to keep your mouth healthy during cold and flu season
    Dec. 2, 2019

    Four ways to keep your mouth healthy during cold and flu season

    General oral health

    If you’re like the average adult, you’ll get two or three colds a year, and they’ll last between seven and 10 days.1 And when flu season hits, about 8% of people in the U.S. get the flu.2 It might be easier to get through cold and flu season, while protecting your smile, when you try these tips to ease symptoms and avoid mouth complications.

  • Keep Your Sweet Tooth Healthy This Holiday Season
    Dec. 4, 2017

    Keep Your Sweet Tooth Healthy This Holiday Season

    General oral health

    Family gatherings, cookie decorating, work celebrations, friend get-togethers, school performances – calendars fill up quickly during the holiday season. When the days are jam-packed, it's easy to skip an evening brushing session or munch on sweets instead of healthy snacks. The occasional slip-up won't harm your oral health – just don't make it a habit.... More »

  • September is Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 27, 2017

    September is Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages older adults to make oral health a priority A new survey1 from Delta Dental of Illinois finds that nearly half of Illinois adults worry about keeping their smile beautiful as they age. For Healthy Aging Month in September, Delta Dental of Illinois is encouraging adults to pay more attention to... More »

  • 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 »

  • Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles
    Feb. 8, 2016

    Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles

    Children’s Oral Health

    What children eat and drink can have a big impact on their dental health. If you're looking for a way to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, try incorporating some tooth-friendly choices into your family's routine. But don't forget to encourage good brushing and flossing habits as well! The saying “milk does a body good”... More »

  • Oral Health Tips for Holiday Travel
    Dec. 1, 2015

    Oral Health Tips for Holiday Travel

    General oral health

    Between the extra sugary treats that many of us tend to consume this time of year and the added stress of the holiday season, this is no time to put your oral health routine on pause! If you're traveling for the holidays, try these easy tips to keep your smile healthy through the new year:... More »

  • Sugar Shockers
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Sugar Shockers

    General oral health

    If you are anything like me, you probably don't check every single nutritional label on the foods you eat. You buy what tastes good and don't give much thought to the ingredients. Well my friend, I am here to tell you that you have been missing a lot of information that can help you keep... More »