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Oral Health Report- Illinois

10.24.2014

A recent study throughout the state of Illinois found that more than 80% of older adults do not have dental insurance. Are older adults in your state covered?  Read More »

Medicare Questions?

10.23.2014

Not sure what plan is right for you? Want to know how much Medicare cost? AARP has created a tool to help answer your questions.  Read More »

Medicare Myths

10.20.2014

‘Medicare Will Cover All My Expenses’ ‘Medicare is Free’…Do you know if these statements are true or false? With Open Enrollment underway, it’s time to test your knowledge on common myths of Medicare.  Read More »

The Wisdom Tooth Insider

10.07.2014

For updates from Oral Health America's Wisdom Tooth Project check out our monthly newsletter. This month learn about older adults singing and dance, breast cancer and oral health, and much more!  Read More »

Knowledge is Power

10.07.2014

Every day in the U.S. 10,000 adults reach age 65 and this “silver tsunami” is only expected to accelerate. Added together, by 2030 there will be 72.1 million older adults in the U.S. Seventy percent of these older Americans lack dental insurance and are unable to access oral healthcare because most dental benefits are not funded by Medicare or Medicaid and many older adults cannot afford to pay for care. Read More »

Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health

10.06.2014

Did you know that periodontal disease and diabetes mellitus have a connection? Diabetes affects the body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high or low blood sugar can cause problems with the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, oral cavity, and other parts of the body. Having good oral health can make managing other health issues easier and help prevent further complications.  Read More »

Medicare Open Enrollment

10.03.2014

Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Are you satisfied with your Medicare health plan or prescription plan? Have your health needs changed in the past year? If you answered yes to any of these questions, between October 15th and December 7th, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to change their Medicare health or prescription plan without incurring a fee. Medicare health plans can vary in benefits and cost, so shopping around is advisable.  Read More »

Welcome to Rosie’s Place

09.22.2014

Welcome to Rosie’s Place

Rosie's Place is the first women's shelter in the United State for poor and homeless women. Their goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that provides more than a meal. Through their emergency services, educational opportunities, advocacy and empowerment, and outreach efforts thousands of women are helped each year.  Read More »

Coffee and Oral Health

09.15.2014

Can’t live without your morning cup of coffee? Need several cups to make it through the day? A new study shows that it may actually be beneficial for your oral health.  Read More »

Freedom Day 2014

08.28.2014

Dental providers and businesses across the nation have partnered together to provide free goods and services as a thank you to our military.  Read More »

The Tooth Decay Index

08.27.2014

Ever wonder if the food you eat is good for your teeth? Some food and beverages may be as harmful to teeth as candy. To learn about how food affects your teeth check out The Tooth Decay Index.  Read More »

90-Year-Old Hedy Epstein Took A Stand

08.22.2014

90-Year-Old Hedy Epstein Took A Stand

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor spoke up against the issues in St. Louis, Missouri. The unrest over Michael Brown’s death moved her to stand up and take action over the issue. In her efforts to speak with the governor on the issue she was placed under arrest.  Read More »

Goldie’s Place

08.12.2014

Goldie’s Place

Goldie’s Place is a unique multi-purpose center for those who are homeless. Their goal is to help transform participants into “healthy, hopeful, and productive members of the community.” As a participant, you have employability training, free dental care, clothing, and job placement opportunities.  Read More »

Get Smart About Your Mouth Kick-Off

08.04.2014

Tooth Wisdom ®: Get Smart About Your Mouth, a unique curriculum geared toward educating older adults on personal oral care, had its kick-off event July 25th in Batavia, Illinois. Hygienist, Myrna Carril, delivered the presentation to 14 participants who were able to actively engage with Myrna as well as ask questions and debunk previously established misconceptions about oral health.  Read More »

A Veteran’s Tale

07.31.2014

Harry, an army veteran from Indianapolis who has devoted the last ten years of his life to care for his mother, has been waiting for years to properly take care of his teeth. However, due to his lack of insurance and difficulty finding a job, he had not been able to afford all of the work he needed to have done and his issues continued to progress. But due to the free care he was able to receive July 25th in his neighborhood, he’s ready to take the next steps to positively progressing his future and continuing to take care of his mother. Read More »

Link Between Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerosis

07.22.2014

Recent research conducted by experts from Boston University’s School of Medicine and University of Washington’s School of Dentistry shows that bacteria that cause gum disease not only can lead tooth loss and gum inflammation but may also be linked to atherosclerosis. Read More »