Sweet Potato Chips

These sweet potato chips are a great way to replace starchy, salty chips with something that tastes just as great and helps maintain gum health with a boost of vitamins A and C.1     Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 225 degrees… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Grants Program

Eligible organizations that improve children’s oral health may apply by Sept. 10 Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is accepting applications for its annual Community Grants Program. Illinois organizations may apply for grants from Aug. 10 to Sept. 10, 2018 to fund programs and services that improve… More »

Understanding the Ins and Outs of Dual Coverage

It’s not uncommon to be covered by two dental benefits plans, which means that you have “dual coverage.” If this applies to you or your family members, take a moment to learn how dual coverage works with these four key points. Understand your coordination of benefits (COB). Your COB is the way your two plans… More »

What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up

Each year, 100 million Americans forego a dental visit, and that’s a big problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile.1 Before your calendar fills up with work events, school activities, and more, schedule routine dental appointments for yourself and your family. No matter how good your oral hygiene habits may be, a dental… More »

How Dental Benefits Help Employers Stay Competitive

Full compensation packages that include dental coverage can help employers stand out from their competition. Not only do they make  companies more attractive from the outside, but they also help them save time and money internally. Read on to learn why dental coverage is a key part of staying ahead of the pack. Attracting talented… More »

Back-to-School Checklist: Don’t Forget to Add Dental Appointments

Delta Dental of Illinois offers tips to help prevent health-related school absences This school year, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to remind Illinois parents to include a dental appointment on the back-to-school checklist. Having a healthy smile can help improve kids’ concentration and performance in the classroom and may help reduce school absences. In Illinois,… More »

Macoupin County Public Health Department awarded $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award

Grant to help provide much-needed dental services to Illinois children More than 1,300 Illinois children in Macoupin County and the surrounding area go without much needed dental care each year. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is granting its sixth annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the… More »

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

After enjoying the hot weather, cool off with a treat that’ll keep your smile shining. The yogurt in this refreshing recipe has calcium to support teeth and strengthen bones. Plus, the blueberries are full of vitamin C, which can help keep gums healthy.1 Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt ½ cup… More »

Protecting Your Smile in the Sun

July is UV Safety Month, so it’s a great time to read up on the importance of sun protection. You might be surprised to learn that one of the areas you should pay close attention to is your smile. Because of the thin layer of skin that contributes to your lips’ red color,1  they’re particularly… More »