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 »

What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You’re Expecting

May is Pregnancy Awareness Month. At first glance, it may not seem like oral health has much to do with pregnancy, but it’s actually a critical part of it. A pregnant woman’s oral health can be correlated with the baby’s overall health, so it’s important to pay close attention to your dental care and any… More »

6 Time-Saving Oral Health Hacks

For Mother’s Day, it’s important to take a moment to recognize just how much moms and the women in our lives do for their families and friends all year round. Our gift to mothers this year is a list of six time-saving oral health hacks that can make things a little bit easier for moms… More »

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 shallot, diced 1-2 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3-4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika Directions: In a large pot, heat oil over… More »

The Seeds of Good Oral Health

As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages. Babies and Toddlers Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities and need daily upkeep from the very beginning. Before the first tooth arrives, wipe… More »

Coverage for Dental Specialists

The trees are blooming and their roots are growing. But what happens if the roots of your teeth aren’t doing so well? Learn how your dental benefits work when you’re referred to an endodontist for a root canal or when you need to see another dental specialist There are multiple reasons you might need to… More »

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Regular dental exams are important for oral cancer detection Nearly 16 percent of Illinois residents smoke and about 3 percent use smokeless tobacco.1 While most people are aware that tobacco can cause cancer, many are unaware it’s a leading risk factor for oral cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois… More »