St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and you might soon be tempted to imbibe in a pint of green beer. Before you take your first swig, keep in mind the trouble you might cause in your mouth. Tooth decay is a big problem related to alcohol consumption because of the sugars and acids… More »
Delta Dental’s Effective Discounts Lead the Industry ”Size of Delta Dental’s Network Results in Nation’s Best Effective Discount” Recent data from NetMinder reaffirms that Delta Dental has the largest network of dentists in the nation, just as it has since 1954. The Delta Dental Premier® network features 80 percent of dentists nationwide.
The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is committed to improving children’s oral health in the state. Here are a few ways the Foundation helps. Land of Smiles Throughout the month, thousands of pre-k through third-grade students in Illinois elementary schools will enjoy “Land of Smiles,” an educational oral health program that teaches proper brushing and… More »
We have been told time and time again that washing our hands is the key to keeping germs at bay, but have you ever given much thought to the germs that make it into your mouth? Most people catch a cold or the flu when they put their bacteria-covered hands in their mouths. Your mouth… More »
How much are kids getting for lost baby teeth these days? The average gift from the Tooth Fairy was $2.42 last year, up 32 cents from $2.10 in 2011, according to The Original Tooth Fairy Poll® sponsored by Delta Dental. The most common amount left under the pillow was $1 (51 %).
I don’t know about you, but when I am in a meeting with a throbbing headache, it is hard to stay focused and alert. The pain blurs the information and I tend to bounce in and out of the meeting without ever actually grasping the message. For children, the distraction from tooth pain is the… More »
Some kids fight it, other kids love it, but all kids need to do it! I am talking about brushing and flossing daily. According to the 2013 Delta Dental Children’s Oral Health Survey, 30% of Illinois children brush for less than two minutes and only 19% floss daily. If brushing in your house doesn’t go… More »
At Delta Dental of Illinois, we are passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families. We also know that many Illinoisans don’t have access to dental insurance. That’s why we created dental plans for individuals, couples, children and families who are without dental coverage, or don’t have a dental plan that’s right… More »
Your Valentine will likely love the heart-shaped box of chocolates you’re planning on gifting, but the dentist probably won’t. Not all chocolates in the assortment are created equal, though. Here are some of the worst offenders – and the chocolates you can reach for guilt-free. The Best Treats Milk or white chocolate: Plain milk or… More »
Land of Smiles is back in Illinois this year educating Illinois pre-kindergarteners through third-graders on the importance of taking care of their teeth. Land of Smiles is an educational program offered free to Illinois elementary schools by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation During the program, Tooth Wizard will battle his arch-enemy PlaqueMan for the health… More »