The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child’s Oral Health

Schedules may get hectic with school, extracurricular activities and homework, but making it to the dentist is always worth it. Dentists play a central role in children’s oral health that goes beyond checking teeth for cavities. The most obvious benefit dentists provide is preventive care through regular exams and cleanings. During these appointments, dentists or… More »

This fall, pre-kindergarten through third-grade students will learn invaluable oral health lessons from Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan through the Land of Smiles program. Provided by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the educational program teaches good oral health habits to help battle tooth decay and prevent dental-related school absences. Although largely preventable, more than half of… More »

As always, summer has flown by, and it’s back-to-school time again. As your kids gear up to learn about reading, writing and arithmetic, it’s a great time to add an oral health “lesson plan!” Here are a few activities for young children. Tooth Trivia Oral health is pretty fascinating — especially if you spin it… More »

At most dental offices, your dentist isn’t the only person working to make sure your smile stays healthy. Dental hygienists play a critical in making sure you receive efficient, quality care. The range of services provided by your hygienist may vary from office to office, but here are some of the things they may do.1… More »

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 »