How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, affect overall health and be aggravated by poor oral health habits, smoking, medication and an unhealthy diet.1 In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, take a moment to… More »

By Dr. Katina Spadoni Dental Director for Delta Dental of Illinois February is Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to remember that a child’s oral health is set in motion from a very young age. Tooth decay can develop any time after the first tooth comes in, starting around 6 months old, and good… More »

Many dental plans offer 3 classes or categories of coverage. Each class provides specific types of treatment and typically covers those treatments at a certain percentage. Each class also specifies limitations and exclusions. Reimbursement levels vary from plan to plan, so be sure to read your benefits information carefully. Here are the typical levels in… More »

While about half of Illinoisans (46 percent) visit the dentist at least twice a year, nearly a quarter of them (22 percent) have gone between three to five years without seeing the dentist. According to the Delta Dental of Illinois Oral Health and Well-Being Survey, most Americans visit the dentist at least once a year,… More »