The secrets to keeping oral side effects from interrupting your cancer treatments

Chemotherapy and radiation are often used to treat cancer. These treatments can cause issues with your mouth, altering your ability to eat, talk and swallow. You’ll want to promptly address these problems, so they don’t cause a delay in treatment. That’s why it’s vital to understand the most common side effects of cancer treatments. Dry… More »

An estimated 438,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking.1 Using tobacco products increases the risk of getting cancers of the head and neck. According to the American Cancer Society, no form of tobacco is safe.2 Smokeless products, often thought of as a less harmful option to smoking, are linked with cancer and… More »

More than 10,000 people lose their lives to oral cancer every year. But the five-year survival rate is approximately 60 percent.1 By working with your dentist, you can catch symptoms early, which is often the key to a better outcome. What is oral cancer?2 Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the back of the… More »

Regular eye exams are an essential part of preventive health care. Since many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, routine exams help maintain good vision and eye health, and when possible, prevent vision loss. In addition, various medical problems – including diabetes and high blood pressure – are detectable during an… More »

Whether you are looking to purchase a dental insurance plan on your own or you are a business owner looking for a dental plan for your employees, your benefits broker is responsible for understanding your unique needs and using that information to recommend the best coverage options you.1 While they’re trained to gather and convey… More »

The Board of Directors of Delta Dental of Illinois today announced that John Maples, a former Delta Dental of Illinois Board member and veteran sales and marketing professional, has been named president and CEO. Maples will also be president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Delta Dental of Illinois’ subsidiary companies. “John’s… More »

One of the most important ways to keep your kids cavity free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans, so there’s no reason to skip a visit. There’s one deterrent, though, that you might run into – kids getting… More »