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 »
You may have come across the term “Effective Discount” recently so Delta Dental of Illinois wants you to have all the information you need. Click image to enlarge.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Summer is in full swing bringing warmer weather, more free time and frequently, summertime snacking. If you want to keep your family’s teeth healthy, keep track of what and how often you eat. Bacteria in the mouth changes sugars from food your family eats into acids. These acids attack teeth enamel and can lead to… More »
Two-year-old George didn’t waste any time with his awesome new toothbrush. He popped it into his mouth as soon as his Case Manager Amber produced it! She was delivering a Dentist By 1 kit donated by the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation to Riverbend Head Start & Family Services, a nonprofit health and human services… More »
I’m sure you’ve heard of the “soft teeth” myth. People all around the world have blamed their cavities on a genetic disposition of weak teeth. The idea is that you can’t control the number of cavities you have because your mom and dad and countless relatives have teeth prone to destruction. This is a MYTH…. More »