Oral health issues that may arise with age

As you age, your body can experience shifts in health that affect your mouth in ways you might not expect. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, take a look at few conditions people may encounter with age that can affect their oral health – including bone loss and dry mouth. Bone loss  As you age,… More »

Better breakfasts for brighter smiles

Before rushing off to school in the morning, many families sit around the table to fuel up with the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, one of the more common breakfast options – cereal – might have some unintended consequences for teeth. Too much sugar at breakfast time isn’t a great way to start… More »

The Importance of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Employees

If you’re an employee benefits manager, you may find yourself performing a balancing act when it comes to compensation packages. Not only are you tasked with satisfying your employees’ expectations, but you also have to meet the financial goals of your business. To accommodate these two priorities, you may consider curbing costs by switching to… More »

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 »