Why You Might Think Twice Before Eating Too Much Ice Cream

Why you might think twice before eating too much ice cream  There are few treats more tempting than a cold dish of ice cream during the hottest days of summer. It’s no wonder 90% of American households indulge in this frosty dessert.1 In honor of National Ice Cream Month in July, here’s the scoop on… More »

Blueberry-Watermelon Granita

When the summer heat just won’t let up, you can still cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth without indulging in ice cream. This healthy alternative is made from nothing but fruit, so it’s full of antioxidants but doesn’t have (or need) any added sugar. Ingredients: 1 cup frozen blueberries ½ large seedless watermelon cut… More »

What Do People Misunderstand about Dental Benefits?

Do you understand what a waiting period or an effective date means for your dental plan? Did you know you can avoid costly surprises by requesting a pre-treatment estimate? Taking the time to understand more about your dental plan can be beneficial. Here’s what you need to know. What is an effective date? The effective… More »

Teeth 101 – Facts About Different Types of Teeth

Most adults have 32 teeth and children have 20. We know we should brush twice a day for at least two minutes each and floss daily. But, many of us don’t know how some of our teeth got their names. Canine, eye and wisdom might seem like odd names for teeth. Learn how they got… More »

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 »