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Summer is typically a relaxing time of year, but just because you’re taking it easy in the sunshine doesn’t mean you can ease up on oral health care. In fact, there are a few things you should be even more vigilant about in the summer. Slather on SPF And we don’t just mean your arms… More »
The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, awarded four $2,500 grants to graduating dental students at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Dental Medicine and The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry. For the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, education for oral health professionals is… More »
During pregnancy your hormones change which can contribute to “pregnancy gingivitis”. Here a few ways to protect your smile:
Memorial Day is the day we recognize the momentous sacrifice our soldiers gave to protect our freedom and make the United States of America the best nation. On this day, many Americans celebrate with barbeques and family gatherings. This Memorial Day, don’t let the food you serve cause tooth troubles down the road.
Do you have a to-do list 5 miles long but never feel like there is enough time in the day to get everything done? You’re not alone! 54% of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their lives – for good reason too! Teeth grinding – also called bruxism – is one way our… More »
With health care costs rising and a workforce that is increasingly health-conscious, a growing number of companies are embracing the mutual benefits of employee wellness programs as a way to lure prospective new hires and keep their current employees healthy, happy and more productive at the office. The Principal Financial Group uses an independent panel… More »
Ask any expecting mother what she wants to get done before her bundle of joy arrives and you’ll likely be greeted with a mile-long to-do list. What may not be on that list, though, is some extra care in the dental department. Safe Window for Dental Work After a newly expecting mom makes her first… More »
Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? You may have a condition called dentophobia. Parents who are afraid to visit the dentist may pass the same fear on to their children, possibly keeping them from getting routine dental check-ups that are important to promote healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral health habits. That’s… More »
Have you heard about the Swedish study linking pacifier use and a lower incidence of exzema and asthma in babies? The study actually went so far as to say that parents’ saliva from cleaning their babies’ binkies may have a beneficial effect. There was nothing noted about parents passing on the germ that causes cavities… More »