Baked Parmesan Zucchini Crisps

Zucchinis are plentiful every summer – and our recipe puts a new spin on this farmers market favorite. Not only is this crispy treat a great substitute for starchy potato chips, but it’s also full of teeth-strengthening nutrients.1 Ingredients: ½ cup flaxseed meal ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves ¼ cup teaspoon kosher salt… More »

Remove These Snacks from your Break Room Today!

Let’s face it, most people enjoy sugary snacks. But they aren’t so enjoyable for your teeth. Here are some easy ways to protect your employees’ smiles and their overall health.1 Clear away the bad Take a closer look at what’s in your break room. Chances are there are too many sugary and starchy snacks. Sugars… More »

The Absolute Best Farmers Market Picks (and Some of the Worst)

Do you love shopping at your local farmers market? You’re not alone. They’re so popular that there are now more than 8,700 farmers markets nationwide.1 While it should be easy for you to find one near you, it’s not always as easy to decide what to buy. Let’s take a tour of some popular farmers… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Community Grants Focus

Our Community Grants Program offers support to organizations that provide oral health care and/or education to children in Illinois. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million over the past six years to Illinois organizations committed to improving children’s oral health. In 2018, we awarded more than $180,000 to 21 nonprofit and community… More »

Paying for a Dental Plan You’re Not Using? Start Using It.

More than 1 in 3 adults across the nation — including almost 45% of those ages 19 to 34 — will not visit the dentist over the course of a year, despite having private dental insurance.1 In Illinois, 25% of people who have dental insurance coverage have not visited the dentist in the past year.2… More »

Adults Could Brush Up on Dental Terminology

Consider checking your dental IQ before your next visit to the dentist. A new Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey indicates that a significant portion of the American population is not familiar with certain key dental terms. This unfamiliarity may lead to unease in the dental chair during discussions with your oral health care professional…. More »

Should You Avoid Some Fruit?

With so much produce in season right now, it’s a good time to consider the effects of fruit on your smile. Not only are fruits better for you than sweets, they can also reduce your cravings for sugary snacks. Most fruits are mouth-friendly, especially crisp ones like apples that help clean plaque from your teeth… More »

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Get your Philly cheesesteak fix without the starchy bread that can cause tooth decay. Here’s another win for your mouth: The calcium-rich cheese helps build strong teeth and the peppers are packed with vitamin C that can protect your gums.1 Ingredients: 2 large bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil… More »

Three Ways to Care about Remote Employees’ Health

Three ways to show you care about remote employees’ health Even when they work outside the office, you can help employees maintain good oral health. Here are a few ways you can go the extra mile to contribute to their overall health. Offer a dental plan with a strong nationwide network A large nationwide network… More »

Don’t Ignore this Crucial Oral Health Check

A surprising number of Americans ignore this crucial health check. Your dental checkup is not only good for your health, it’s also good for your wallet. Preventive services, like checkups, are 100 percent covered by most dental plans. Yet, many people leave money on the table by not going to their dentist often. Here are… More »