Spring Clean Your Mouth

Keep Your Mouth Clean this Spring

Doing some spring cleaning this month? While you’re busy beating rugs, cleaning curtains and organizing cabinets, don’t forget to check out your bathroom counter! Here are four things to add to your checklist. Replace old or worn toothbrushes. If your toothbrush or toothbrush head is more than three months old, it’s time to get a… More »

don't let tooth trouble ruin your spring break

Don’t Let Dental Trouble Ruin Your Spring Break Vacation

Spring break is almost here!  With kids out of school and warmer weather on the horizon, spring break is a time to vacation and finally get over those winter blues.  Whether you plan to go to the beach, go skiing or visit a famous theme park, it’s always good to be prepared for the unexpected…. More »

Improve Your Oral Health Game

Mouth Madness – Improve Your Game (Basketball and Oral Health)

It’s that time of year again when the whole country goes a little mad … mad for brackets, obscure college mascots and Cinderella stories. When you’re not busy updating your wins and losses this month, take a few moments to consider how you can improve your oral health game. Sport a mouthguard. Whether you have… More »

Giant Steps - Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Grant Spotlight

2014 Community Grant Spotlight: Giant Steps

Through its Community Grants Program, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation provides grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations as part of its mission to improve the oral health of children in the state.  In 2014, the Foundation awarded $99,884 in community grants to 12 Illinois organizations, including Giant Steps. Giant Steps, based in Lisle, is an… More »

Make the most of your dental benefits

Make the Most of your Dental Benefits

By Karyn Glogowski Delta Dental of Illinois VP of Sales Health care costs are expected to grow 6.8 percent in 2015,1 making it increasingly important for a company to make the most efficient use of every dollar it invests in its employee benefits programs. The good news is that, as one of the most-preferred benefits… More »



Ingredients: 1 ½ cups cooked broccoli stems with tough outer layers peeled off 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder ½ tomato, diced 1 scallion, sliced 1 can chopped green chiles Directions: Blend broccoli stems, lemon juice, cumin, and garlic powder until smooth. Add the tomato, scallion and chiles… More »

eat well for a healthy smile

Eat Healthy for a Healthy Mouth

March marks the beginning of spring and is National Nutrition Month.  With the renewal that spring brings, it is the perfect time to evaluate your diet and make sure you are getting vital nutrients that are essential to your overall health as well as your oral health.  To help you have a healthy body and… More »

ease children's dental anxiety

Ease Your Child’s Dental Anxiety: Babies, Teens & Ages in Between

Does your child get anxious or scared at the mere mention of a dentist appointment? As a parent, there are many ways to soothe the stress. Help your child move from screaming “AHHH!!!” to calmly opening wide and saying, “Ahh…”   INFANTS & TODDLERS Infants and toddlers experience “firsts” on a daily basis. Once your… More »