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 »

Free Dentist by 1 Event

Children in Illinois don’t see their family dentist on average until they are 3½ years old. A staggering 97% of parents were unaware that it’s recommended that a child should go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth comes in according to a 2012 American Academy of Pediatric… More »

Oral and Overall Health

If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your mouth is definitely the window to your health. Since our body functions as one system, it is no wonder how we take care of our mouth has an impact on the rest of our bodies. This infographic highlights just a few ways your mouth… More »

Be Safe Boating

Are you one of the lucky people who will boat on Lake Michigan this 4th of July weekend? Lake Michigan is the third largest lake of the Great Lakes and touches four states – Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. No matter what part of the lake you’re enjoying, take time to be safe this summer…. More »