Rethink Your Refund

April 15 is a dreaded day for some – and a delightful day for others. If you’re expecting to get a few bucks back from your tax return this year, why not invest in your oral health? No matter the size of your refund, there’s something you can do to make your smile sparkle. Tooth… More »

New Discount Dental Member Program

Illinois residents now have an alternative to dental insurance from Illinois’ most experienced dental carrier. We are pleased to introduce Delta Dental Patient Direct. This discount card program includes reduced fees on many dental services. From routine cleanings to cosmetic services, Patient Direct provides low cost services from dentists who participate in the network. Delta… More »

Fluoridated Water still Remains a Great Oral Health Benefit

Have you had your dose of fluoride in your water today? According to the 2013 Delta Dental of Illinois Children’s Oral Health Survey, 64% of caregivers say bottled water is better than or equally as good as tap water for children’s oral health. This opinion is at odds with evidence-based dentistry and more than six… More »

Don’t Let Your Bad Breath Make You an April Fool

Bad breath is no joke. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to stop stinky breath before it starts. Here’s how you can avoid being an April Fool every day. Watch what you eat You probably already know that certain foods can give you foul breath long after the plates have been cleared…. More »

Outsmart Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can have many causes, including genetics, lifestyle factors such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, infections, or environmental exposures like excess sun. Although you can’t control the genes you inherit, you do have control over lifestyle choices and sun exposure. In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to find… More »

Acid Reflux Can Affect Your Teeth

Ever experience a painful burning sensation radiating from inside the chest? Well, that’s good old heartburn. And persistent symptoms, more than twice weekly, may be a sign of acid reflux (officially Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease, or GERD). However, not everyone with GERD suffers from heartburn. In fact, you may have GERD and not even know it.

It’s Spring Break – 6 Ways to Care for Your Teeth on Vacation

It’s Spring Break – a time for families to pack up their suitcases and spend a nice long week together. Everyone wants to avoid the dull and dreary routine of everyday life when they’re on vacation. But that doesn’t mean you can slack off regular brushing and flossing. Good dental habits ward off plaque, a… More »

The Affordable Care Act & Delta Dental of Illinois

With the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act last June, it’s clear how consumers access health benefits will change drastically. What isn’t changing is Delta Dental of Illinois’ commitment to its mission of improving the oral health of people of Illinois. We will continue to pursue this mission by providing affordable benefit plans… More »