A Guide to Holiday Eating

Avoid cavities this holiday season – and stay healthy – by choosing nice alternatives to the naughty list of sugary offenders. While it’s fine to occasionally splurge on your favorite traditional treat, these healthier options will keep your teeth healthy (and your waistline in check).

Ditch These 5 Delectable Treats

The old adage “too much of a good thing” is never more true than during the holiday season. There tends to be an overabundance of everything – especially sweet treats. While it’s impractical to suggest complete avoidance of holiday goodies, Delta Dental encourages moderation to make sure you receive the gift of great oral health!… More »

Eat for Your Teeth on Thanksgiving

While you’re gathering with your friends and family to celebrate all you’re thankful for, remember to be thankful for your full smile! You can even reward your healthy smile by helping yourself to one more serving of turkey since it is tooth-friendly. Click on image to enlarge While Pumpkin Pie is a staple at Thanksgiving… More »

Why the Thanksgiving Bird is Tooth-Friendly

Thanksgiving is a time to feast with family and friends. Luckily, turkey is a great food for oral health because it is rich in protein. Protein has phosphorus in it – and when the phosphorus mixes with calcium and vitamin D, it creates strong bones and teeth. So even though eating a Thanksgiving feast can… More »

Foundation Spotlight: Wisdom Tooth Award

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)3 philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, launched their first ever Wisdom Tooth Award. The $100,000 annual award will recognize one Illinois nonprofit organization that has made a significant impact on improving Illinois children’s oral health with a proven program that provides oral health education and/or access… More »

Be Thankful for Modern Toothpaste

The next time you’re enjoying the minty-fresh feeling in your mouth, consider that toothpaste wasn’t always so tasty. For hundreds of years, civilizations have been perfecting toothpaste formulas to see what works and tastes best.

Make Sure Employees Make the Most of Their Dental Benefits

Health care costs are continuing to rise, making it important for a company to make the most efficient use of every dollar it invests in its employee benefits program. Group dental benefits continue to remain very affordable, therefore it’s imperative to make sure your employees know how to get the most value out of the… More »

Diabetes and Dental Health

It’s National Diabetes Month, a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the growing disease. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have prediabetes. Together, 105 million Americans have either been diagnosed, or are at risk of being diagnosed– that’s a third of the country!

Are Cavity Proof Teeth in Your Future?

Teeth may someday be cavity proof. Researchers from Yale University and the University of Santiago, Chile, have found a molecule that will kill certain bacteria in the mouth, effectively ending cavities. This revolutionary product is being called Keep 32 in honor of the 32 teeth in a human mouth – and the idea that you… More »