Free Dental Care Event for Children on July 28 in Peoria

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with Peoria City/County Health Department and Illinois Central College, will provide a free day of dental care for Illinois children age 5 and younger on Saturday, July 28 in Peoria. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to make appointments by Wednesday, July 25. During the event, children will receive… More »

Sweet Potato Burgers

Your party food might be a hit with friends, but make sure it isn’t a blow to their oral health. Keep your summer shindigs mouth-friendly with this recipe for sweet potato burgers. Sweet potatoes aren’t just tasty; they also contain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium that are good for oral health.1 Ingredients:… More »

Costs for whitening your pearly whites

Need to prep your smile for a big summer event? Take a look at the most common whitening methods from least to most expensive. Whitening toothpaste can often be purchased for under $201 and will take two to six weeks to show a noticeable difference. This method works by removing surface stains, such as those… More »

How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being

Offering a dental plan to employees or purchasing a dental plan on your own isn’t just about oral health. Dental benefits have been shown to improve both oral health and overall well-being. Dental coverage emphasizes preventive care. Americans lose more than 164 million hours of work every year due to dental disease.1 But dental coverage… More »

June is National Smile Month

National Smile Month in June is a great time to celebrate the power of a smile. New Delta Dental of Illinois surveys find that smiles significantly impact Illinoisans of all ages.1,2 As well as improving confidence and happiness, a smile can affect everything from success to overall health. Oral health is connected to overall health… More »

Top Reasons for American Adults’ Unexpected Trip to Dentist

Pain in mouth is leading cause of unplanned visit to dental chair reveals Delta Dental survey The midyear mark is fast approaching. Have you had a dental exam this year? According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, many adults do not seek out proactive dental care and confess to visiting the dentist less… More »

Evaluating a dental carrier: What to look for

Whether you’re looking to select dental coverage for a company or yourself, finding the right dental benefits carrier is essential to receiving quality dental care while also keeping costs manageable. For businesses, offering dental coverage can go a long way toward employee satisfaction. In fact, more than two-thirds of employees consider dental benefits to be… More »

Gift Ideas to Keep Graduates Smiling

Headed to a graduation party this season? The graduate probably doesn’t need another laundry basket or planner—but most college students could use a little help with their oral health. College students have likely relied on their parents to make dental appointments in the past and may not be very proactive in making their own. Give… More »

Crustless Spinach Quiche

This Mother’s Day, surprise mom with breakfast in bed – but be sure to choose a recipe that’ll make her Mother’s Day and her smile happy. This recipe for crustless spinach quiche has loads of mouth-healthy nutrients like calcium from the cheese, folic acid from the spinach and protein from the eggs. Plus, choosing a… More »

May is Women’s Health Month

According to a new survey by Delta Dental of Illinois, 1 in 5 women in Illinois have been told they have gum disease1, which has been linked to several health problems affecting women. May is Women’s Health Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate women about the unique oral health needs they face…. More »