Families across the U.S. have welcomed Elf on the Shelf, Mensch on a Bench or other toys to get their kids to embrace good behavior around the holidays. But the elves and their pals don’t have to limit their lessons to the season – why not use them to promote good oral health habits? Here… More »

Most little monsters will bring home a scary stash of candy after trick-or-treating, so it’s not surprising that nearly 1 in 5 Illinois parents say Halloween is one of the toughest times to get their kids to maintain good oral health habits.1 But don’t get frightened, Delta Dental of Illinois offers parents some tricks and… More »

The holidays are a time for friends and family, but also for indulging in those inevitable seasonal sweets. Enjoying goodies is all part of the holiday fun, and Delta Dental of Illinois is offering some snacking tips so you don’t end up at the dentist with cavities after the New Year. “While not going overboard on… More »

Flossing is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Even though at least 50 percent of people don’t floss daily as recommended,1 taking time to do so is an important part of your oral health routine. It’s the single best way to remove plaque from areas between teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach.2 Unwaxed nylon dental floss on a… More »

Visiting the dentist helps maintain good oral and overall health. It also provides a great opportunity to ask your dentist important questions. In between those visits, Delta Dental of Illinois offers a great tool to provide Illinois residents with dental resources and helpful oral health information. The Delta Dental of Illinois website now includes “Your… More »

This holiday season, it’s important to keep your oral health a top priority. Improper flossing techniques, tooth grinding and sharing utensils can land you on the dental Naughty List. There are simple tips and tricks you can take to get back into your dentist’s good graces in time for the holidays. Using a hard-bristled toothbrush… More »