Sugar-free Mocha Mousse

This easy-to-make dessert is a decadent sugar-free treat that won’t wreak havoc on your teeth. Whip it up to satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing a key nutrient for a healthy smile. Made with whipping cream, this recipe delivers a hearty dose of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream… More »

Offering Voluntary Dental Benefits is Good for Business

Poor dental health may come at a large cost to your employees and your company. More than 90 million work hours are lost in the U.S. because of emergency or unplanned dental visits – and adults with poor oral health are more likely to miss work.1 In fact, nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of employed Illinoisans… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois Names John Maples President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Delta Dental of Illinois today announced that John Maples, a former Delta Dental of Illinois Board member and veteran sales and marketing professional, has been named president and CEO. Maples will also be president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Delta Dental of Illinois’ subsidiary companies. “John’s… More »

Halloween Treats that Will Scare Away – or Attract – Monster Cavities

Children will be decked out in costumes this Halloween – and they’ll also bring home bags filled with sugary chocolate, hard candy, gum, caramel and other cavity-causing treats. But don’t be scared: Delta Dental of Illinois has advice on choosing the best kinds of candy to keep your child’s smile healthy during this spine-chilling season…. More »

Calming Your Kids at the Dentist

One of the most important ways to keep your kids cavity free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans, so there’s no reason to skip a visit. There’s one deterrent, though, that you might run into – kids getting… More »

Tricks to outsmart your sweet tooth

Halloween is around the corner, and trick-or-treating is sure to bring in a ton of sugary loot. Before the holiday, consider the cavity-causing effects that candy can have on teeth. Enjoying sweets in moderation and managing cravings can help you avoid tooth decay. Start taming your or your family’s sweet tooth now by learning how… More »

Shining a Spotlight on the Oral Health in Illinois

Delta Dental of Illinois covers the smiles of 2 million individuals nationwide, and we know first-hand the importance of oral health and its connection to well-being for both adults and children. For this reason, we recently commissioned the sixth annual Delta Dental of Illinois Children’s Oral Health Survey and Adult’s Oral Health and Well-Being Survey…. More »

Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts

Enjoy fall with a savory recipe that everyone in the family will love. Walnuts are a hearty nut with a serious amount of nutrients. They contain heart-healthy fats and protein that have been shown to help with diabetes, weight management and inflammation.1 Walnuts also contain magnesium, which helps the body absorb calcium for strong teeth… More »

Helping Employees Get the Most Value out of their Dental Benefits

Because dental benefits have the potential to improve both oral and overall health, it’s important that employees make the most of their coverage. By taking some simple steps, you can help encourage your group’s employees to leverage their dental benefits as effectively as possible. Education – Ensure that employees are aware of the value their… More »