The Seeds of Good Oral Health

As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages. Babies and Toddlers Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities and need daily upkeep from the very beginning. Before the first tooth arrives, wipe… More »

Eligible organizations looking to impact Illinois children’s oral health encouraged to apply by May 21 Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is now accepting applications for its annual Wisdom Tooth Award. The $100,000 grant will support a nonprofit organization that works to improve the oral health of… More »

It’s common to indulge in a libation or two to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – but will your smile feel the effects the next day? Here are a few ways to combat potential oral health issues while raising your glass to the Irish. Stay hydrated. Drinks containing spirits are especially drying to the mouth. A… More »

You may not discover a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day, but there are other ways rainbows can make you smile this month. These colorful fruits and veggies are full of flavor and will help keep your smile sparkling. Red: Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C,… More »

Celebrate President’s Day on February 19! To mark the holiday that honors presidents of the United States, we’re taking a look at a job that comes with a little less fanfare: the presidents’ dentist. If you find it hard to carve time out of your busy day to go to the dentist, imagine how difficult… More »

In honor of American Heart Month this February, we’re taking a look at an unexpected way to curb heart disease ­– visiting the dentist. Scheduling a dental appointment isn’t just about taking care of your teeth. Your mouth can reveal a lot about your overall health. Signs and symptoms of dozens of systemic diseases, disorders,… More »

Poor oral health habits for Illinois children of all ages could be contributing to tooth decay. In fact, 35 percent of Illinois children had at least one cavity in the past 12 months.1 Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan with Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Land of Smiles program will visit pre-kindergarten through third-grade students to teach… More »

Going back to school after a holiday break can be tough for kids of all ages. It usually means readjusting to old habits, and that should include your child’s oral health care routine. Here are a few ways to make sure your child finishes the remainder of the school year with an A+ in oral… More »