Delta Dental of Illinois Oral Health Hub Launch

Visiting the dentist helps maintain good oral and overall health. It also provides a great opportunity to ask your dentist important questions. In between those visits, Delta Dental of Illinois offers a great tool to provide Illinois residents with dental resources and helpful oral health information. The Delta Dental of Illinois website now includes “Your… More »

Let Go of Winter Mouth Woes

The holidays are over, but the chilly winter weather is still going strong. Sledding, skating and snowmen are among the most enjoyable winter hobbies. While winter can bring grins, the frigid temps tend to trigger mouth problems.

Three-Ingredient Healthy Cookies

Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup uncooked quick oats ¼ cup crushed walnuts or pecans Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Combine the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the nuts. Drop a spoonful of batter onto the cookie… More »

Colds, Coughs … and Cavities?

You’re probably aware that candy leads to cavities and sugary drinks can also cause decay. But cough syrup? Unfortunately, it’s true – certain syrupy medications can cause tooth troubles, especially if they’re consistently taken over a long period of time. The antihistamine syrups you can buy over-the-counter to help you and your kids combat the… More »

Grin for Kids

Delta Dental of Illinois proudly announces Grin for Kids, a special edition of Grin! Magazine. Grin for Kids features a variety of helpful and educational articles centered around the importance of good oral health for children. From a fun, healthy recipe to craft projects you can do with your children, there are plenty of kid-friendly… More »

Plan Your Dental Budget for 2015

As the New Year kicks off, many of us take a look at our finances and make a plan for the year. This year, make sure to add oral health to your financial plan and allot a budget for dental care.

Put A Stop to Holiday Stress

The holiday season seems to get busier and busier with a whirlwind of events and celebrations that can spread more than holiday cheer – they can raise your stress level higher than the mistletoe hanging from the ceiling! As you likely know, stress can lead to a variety of overall health and oral health problems.

Dental Definitions Decoded: Navigating Your Annual Maximum

Most dental plans have an annual dollar maximum. This doesn’t refer to a cap on the amount you will pay out of pocket. Instead, this is the maximum dollar amount a dental benefit plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within your annual benefit period.

Holiday Grin Feature: “Naughty and Nice Dental Behaviors”

This holiday season, it’s important to keep your oral health a top priority. Improper flossing techniques, tooth grinding and sharing utensils can land you on the dental Naughty List. There are simple tips and tricks you can take to get back into your dentist’s good graces in time for the holidays.