UV Safety Month: Don’t Overlook Oral Health

It’s UV Safety Month – a great time to remember that it’s essential to protect skin from the sun’s rays. When you’re outside this summer, remember to apply sunscreen to an often-overlooked part of the body: your lips. In fact, 63 percent of sunscreen users don’t protect their pucker.1 Sun exposure to lips can increase… More »

The warm summer weather inspires people to get outside to enjoy swimming and sports. While fun, these activities also have the potential to cause dental injuries for both kids and adults. It’s important to keep dental emergency information, such as dental benefits and dentist phone numbers, handy for yourself and childcare providers in case you… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois provides simple tips to help ensure children’s oral health habits don’t take a vacation When school breaks for the summer, too often, good oral health habits follow suit. According to parents in a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30 percent say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get… More »

“Land of Smiles,” one of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s signature programs,  the importance of maintaining good oral health habits through an interactive and educational show. Today marks the last show of the 2016-17 school year for this highly entertaining program.  During the 2016-17 school year, the “Land of Smiles” program visited nearly 165 Illinois… More »

Organizations looking to impact children’s oral health in Illinois encouraged to apply by May 26  Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is now accepting applications for its annual Wisdom Tooth Award. The $100,000 grant will support a nonprofit organization that works to improve the oral health of… More »

Show your smile some love by giving it what it really needs: preventive dental care. Regular preventive care can help you avoid costly and serious dental problems and keep your smile healthy. Of course, it’s important to maintain a daily routine of brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. But here are some other… More »

Poor and rural populations—and especially children—suffering from lack of access to critically needed care Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults today according to a new state oral health assessment report Oral Health in Illinois, the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever completed…. More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards Community Grants  Through its Community Grants Program, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501 (c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, awarded a total of $156,702 to 18 nonprofit and community organizations providing programs and services to improve children’s oral health in Illinois. “Since 2013, the Delta… More »