Oral Health Tips for Expectant Mothers

As any woman who has been pregnant can tell you, there are many health changes that come with carrying a baby. Oral health is no exception. Here are five things to know if you or your significant other are expecting.

Healthy Lunch for Back-to-School

After a summer of lounging on the couch with snacks, it might be hard for your kids to let go of their beloved junk food and make the switch to healthy school lunches. With a little creativity and a lot of fruits and veggies, you can make your child’s lunch the healthiest lunch in the… More »

Sports and Mouthguards

Your children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and sports are a great way to ensure they stay physically fit. However, there are a few precautions that you should take before sending your kids into the field. For example, you should ensure that they are wearing protective gear like helmets, knee… More »

How to Handle Tooth Trauma

Accidents happen, but quick actions can save smiles As children head back to school, it is important to remember that dental emergencies can happen any time, any place. According to the 2013 Delta Dental Children’s Oral Health Survey, 1 out of 10 children ages 10 or 11 have had a tooth emergency such as a… More »

Foundation Community Grants Kick Off

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is kicking off its annual community grants program to provide funding for programs and organizations that improve the oral health of children within the state. The Foundation will award grants of $1,000 to $10,000 to nonprofit organizations that provide oral health… More »

Beam Me Up: Lasers in Your Dentist’s Office

Once considered a fantasy technology seen only on television shows like Star Trek, lasers are now being used in ways even science fiction writers couldn’t have imagined, including a wide variety of dental applications. Here are just a few of the ways lasers are changing how dentists work. Bacteria Reduction

National Parent’s Day – Mentor Your Kids

July 28 is National Parent’s Day so what better a time to chat about how you can help set your little ones on the right path to pearly whites, because good dental habits can be fun if taught right! Common mistakes for little ones are overusing toothpaste and brushing too hard. Luckily, preventive dental care… More »

Tooth “Tattoos” May Help Detect Disease

Just when you thought you’d seen every type of tattoo out there, a new version is on the horizon. This one, however, could help prevent pain instead of causing it.

Dental Emergencies Don’t Take Vacations

Vacations are supposed to be about relaxing, not panicking, but dental emergencies can crop up anywhere. These setbacks don’t discriminate between office cubicles or sandy beaches. Here are 3 of the most common emergencies and what to do until you can get to a dentist. Toothache. First, brush and floss gently, then rinse with warm… More »