May is Women’s Health Month

According to a new survey by Delta Dental of Illinois, 1 in 5 women in Illinois have been told they have gum disease1, which has been linked to several health problems affecting women. May is Women’s Health Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate women about the unique oral health needs they face…. More »

Major League Baseball parks across the country have banned smokeless tobacco, a play that will help encourage fans and players to kick a habit that’s bad for oral and overall health.1 The biggest winners of the new rule may be our nation’s kids, who will no longer see and want to mimic their favorite baseball… More »

The men in our lives are important to us – which is why we should remind them how essential it is to take good care of their grins. Certain lifestyle choices and habits may put men at a disadvantage when it comes to oral health, but smiles are important – so their oral health care… More »

Your father gave you more than just your eye color and your sense of humor. There’s a chance he also gave you an increased risk for periodontal disease. Just like other traits, you can inherit oral health issues from your family. That’s why it’s important to know your family’s medical history, including these oral health… More »

Has it been awhile since your last dental visit? Having a dental professional clean your teeth helps remove plaque, tartar and stains that you can’t tackle on your own. In case it’s been a while since you’ve found yourself in a dental chair, here’s what you can expect when you go in for a cleaning…. More »

You’ve likely experienced a little sensitivity when eating, perhaps after enjoying an ice-cold beverage or after biting into something particularly hot. Even breathing in a blast of cold air can sometimes cause discomfort. Why do some people experience sensitivity while others can eat whatever they want? Here are some of the most common causes. Exposed… More »

About Oral Cancer Each day in the United States, 132 individuals are diagnosed with oral cancer, and each hour, someone will die from oral cancer.1 In all, over 39,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. As a result of medical and technological advances and early detection, the survival rate has steadily improved… More »

Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It’s true. Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other.1 Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding,… More »