Keeping Kids’ Teeth Cavity Free

June is National Smile Month, and an important time to brush up on how to keep kids’ smiles shining bright. While most parents know that brushing and flossing play an important role, it’s what they don’t know that could jeopardize their children’s oral health. According to the 2013 Delta Dental of Illinois Children’s Oral Health… More »

Headaches Getting You Down? A Run Down of TMJ

Headache Awareness Week Shines Light on TMJ If you are struggling with daily headaches, you are not alone. Many people continually feel a dull ache in their head as they go about their daily activities. Work, grocery shopping, even your children’s sporting events can be difficult to get through with constant pain. Some people have… More »

Man’s Oral Health Tied to Overall Health

This week is Men’s Health Week and it gives us the perfect opportunity to discuss why a man should be very meticulous when it’s tooth-brushing time. From early disease detection to uncovering the killer that is oral cancer, your oral health is inextricably linked to your overall health.

Summertime Safety

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 »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards Dental Grants

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 »

Teeth Tips for Moms-To-Be

During pregnancy your hormones change which can contribute to “pregnancy gingivitis”. Here a few ways to protect your smile:

Memorial Day: Food, Fun, Festivities and Fighting Tooth Decay

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.

Sleep Better for Your Teeth

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 »

Oral Health and Wellness Programs

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 »