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7 Holiday Tips to Brighten Your Smile

This is the time of year to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family, but some holiday habits can be hard on your teeth. Follow these tips to help keep your smile merry and bright. Be cautious of candy canes. Though the minty treats are tasty, sucking on candy for a long period… More »

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Delta Dental of Illinois’ Winter Issue of Grin! Now Available

The winter issue of Grin!, Delta Dental of Illinois’ quarterly member magazine is now available to view online and on the Grin! mobile app for Android and Apple devices. Here’s what you’ll find in the winter issue: Top dental trends. See what innovations entered the dental industry during 2016. What’s in your toothpaste? Learn what five common ingredients are found in toothpaste. How does dual… More »

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The Real Benefits of Dental Benefits

You may associate dental benefits with a couple of free or low-cost cleanings per year. That’s definitely one of the perks – but enrolling in your company’s voluntary dental plan has benefits that go far beyond a healthy smile. Here are a few to consider: Dental Benefits Keep You Healthy Adults with dental coverage are… More »

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Stains, Stains, Go Away

With dinners, cocktail hours, company celebrations and family gatherings on the calendar this time of year, there are a lot of opportunities to sip drinks that can stain your smile.1 Coffee, red wine, soda and tea are all culprits that may dull your teeth. If you don’t want to skip them altogether, here are a few… More »

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What is a “Benefit Waiting Period”?

After enrolling in a new dental plan, coverage for some services could be subject to a benefit waiting period. A benefit waiting period is the amount of time before you are eligible to receive benefits for all or certain dental treatments. Every dental plan is different, but typically, there are no waiting periods for diagnostic… More »

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Give Thanks for Cranberry

‘Tis the season for some of our favorite holiday foods – and cranberries definitely make the list. Refreshing and tart, cranberries make an appearance in several dishes and beverages this time of year, including sauces, baked goods and even cocktails. In addition to being tasty, cranberries may also be good for your smile. Studies have… More »

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Be Thankful for Dental Benefits

Dental benefits may not be at the top of your list of the things to be thankful for this season, but having a healthy smile is definitely something to appreciate. Here are five reasons to be thankful for dental benefits from Delta Dental of Illinois! 1. Saving money! Visiting a Delta Dental PPO network dentist… More »

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Eighteen Organizations Receive Nearly $157,000 For Programs to Improve Illinois Children’s Oral Health

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Awards Community Grants  Through its Community Grants Program, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501 (c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, awarded a total of $156,702 to 18 nonprofit and community organizations providing programs and services to improve children’s oral health in Illinois. “Since 2013, the Delta… More »

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Celery Mummies

Ingredients: Celery, cut into 2” sticks Garden vegetable cream cheese Deli turkey, cut into thin strips Directions: Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese into each celery stick. Arrange the thin strips of deli meat in a crisscross pattern on top of the cream cheese to resemble a mummy’s wrappings. Optional: Use tiny pieces of carrot, olive… More »

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Reenergize Your Oral Health Care Routine

Looking to reenergize your oral health routine? Try something new for your smile. An easy change, like testing out a new toothpaste flavor, will help you get a fresh start on good oral health habits: Switch from a manual to an electric toothbrush. Simply changing the type of toothbrush you use may help reenergize your… More »