Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss

Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer than ever.1 Here’s more good news: Some causes of tooth loss can be in your control. That’s why it is so important to maintain a good oral health routine and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Get to know the top causes of tooth loss so… More »

Most Illinoisans know there is a general connection between oral health and overall health, but only 33 percent are aware of the specific connection between gum disease and diabetes.1 During Diabetes Awareness Month this November, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate people about this connection and how the dentist can help detect serious diseases… More »

It’s National Diabetes Month, a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the growing disease. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have prediabetes. Together, 105 million Americans have either been diagnosed, or are at risk of being diagnosed– that’s a third of the country!

Diabetes is a real threat that demands attention day in and day out. I’m sure your familiar with some of the problems diabetes can cause. Spiked blood sugar, weight gain, and frequent infections are only a few of the conditions people with diabetes have. If you have diabetes, one of the most important maintenance practices… More »