The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child’s Oral Health

Schedules may get hectic with school, extracurricular activities and homework, but making it to the dentist is always worth it. Dentists play a central role in children’s oral health that goes beyond checking teeth for cavities. The most obvious benefit dentists provide is preventive care through regular exams and cleanings. During these appointments, dentists or… More »

Preventive Care in the New Year

The new year is a great time to schedule dental checkups and cleanings. With most Delta Dental of Illinois plans, preventive care, like exams and cleanings, is provided at little or no cost to you.  Plus, Delta Dental of Illinois and most dental offices, make scheduling appointments quick and easy. Check out why preventive care… More »

Hot spinach and artichoke dip

Share a laugh over this delicious holiday appetizer that just happens to be packed with nutrients that are good for teeth. The cheese contains calcium for teeth strength, while the artichokes provide vitamin C1 for fighting off and recovering from infection.2 Just make sure to enjoy it with whole-grain crackers, which are better for your… More »

Questions to ask your dental benefits broker

Whether you are looking to purchase a dental insurance plan on your own or you are a business owner looking for a dental plan for your employees, your benefits broker is responsible for understanding your unique needs and using that information to recommend the best coverage options you.1 While they’re trained to gather and convey… More »

Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town

If you’re hosting holiday celebrations at your place, add a little prep time to ensure your family’s smiles stay sparkling – especially for relatives traveling from out of town. Consider stopping by the store beforehand to stock up on these oral health supplies: Extra floss, toothpaste and new toothbrushes in case someone forgets theirs. Mouth-friendly… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Bringing Healthy Smiles to Illinois Children

Throughout the year, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation offers programs that help improve the oral health of Illinois children. One way the Foundation works to fulfill this mission is through its Dentist By 1 program, which provides free training to dental professionals, free dental care to young children, and free education to parents and caregivers… More »

The benefits of laughing are no joke

Holidays are a great time to spend with family, and laughing with relatives is one of the best parts of the season. Whether you’re barely giggling or totally cracking up, laughter can have positive effects on your oral and overall health. Read on to learn what a good laugh can do for you. Reduce your… More »

Three Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy During the Hectic Holiday Season

While the holiday season is a joyous time of year, last-minute shopping, overspending, overscheduling and extended family visits can make it a nail-biting season, too. Although you should take care of your oral health throughout the year, it’s important to realize that holiday angst can affect the health of your smile. Stress can do a… More »

How a large dental network helps your business

With a larger network size, your employees have a greater selection of dentists to choose from. The result for your business and employees is lower costs and better convenience.   Lower cost A large network results in better utilization of in-network dentists by your employees, which helps keep costs down. Visiting a network dentist helps… More »

A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients

Nutritious foods show up in abundance during November’s festivities. If you’re searching for nutrients that’ll help your smile, learn where they might be hiding in your Thanksgiving meal.   Main dishes Turkey is rich in protein, which means it contains high amounts of phosphorus.1 Phosphorus is important for strengthening bones and teeth as well as… More »