Macoupin County Public Health Department awarded $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award

Grant to help provide much-needed dental services to Illinois children More than 1,300 Illinois children in Macoupin County and the surrounding area go without much needed dental care each year. Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is granting its sixth annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the… More »

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

After enjoying the hot weather, cool off with a treat that’ll keep your smile shining. The yogurt in this refreshing recipe has calcium to support teeth and strengthen bones. Plus, the blueberries are full of vitamin C, which can help keep gums healthy.1 Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt ½ cup… More »

Protecting Your Smile in the Sun

July is UV Safety Month, so it’s a great time to read up on the importance of sun protection. You might be surprised to learn that one of the areas you should pay close attention to is your smile. Because of the thin layer of skin that contributes to your lips’ red color,1  they’re particularly… More »

How the Sun Can be Great for Your Smile

Going outside to bask in the sun isn’t just fun – it also provides a healthy dose of vitamin D! That’s good for both your overall health and your oral health. Calcium is often praised for its many health benefits like strengthening bones and teeth, but your body won’t experience those benefits if it doesn’t… More »

How dental coverage changes when you get married

June can be a great time to schedule a wedding. That means it’s also a good time to learn what can happen to your dental benefits when you get married. When it comes to your dental coverage, marriage is considered a “qualifying life event.” After a qualifying life event, you can make changes to your… More »

Free Dental Care Event for Children on July 28 in Peoria

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with Peoria City/County Health Department and Illinois Central College, will provide a free day of dental care for Illinois children age 5 and younger on Saturday, July 28 in Peoria. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to make appointments by Wednesday, July 25. During the event, children will receive… More »

Sweet Potato Burgers

Your party food might be a hit with friends, but make sure it isn’t a blow to their oral health. Keep your summer shindigs mouth-friendly with this recipe for sweet potato burgers. Sweet potatoes aren’t just tasty; they also contain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium that are good for oral health.1 Ingredients:… More »

Costs for whitening your pearly whites

Need to prep your smile for a big summer event? Take a look at the most common whitening methods from least to most expensive. Whitening toothpaste can often be purchased for under $201 and will take two to six weeks to show a noticeable difference. This method works by removing surface stains, such as those… More »

How Dental Benefits Improve Well-Being

Offering a dental plan to employees or purchasing a dental plan on your own isn’t just about oral health. Dental benefits have been shown to improve both oral health and overall well-being. Dental coverage emphasizes preventive care. Americans lose more than 164 million hours of work every year due to dental disease.1 But dental coverage… More »

June is National Smile Month

National Smile Month in June is a great time to celebrate the power of a smile. New Delta Dental of Illinois surveys find that smiles significantly impact Illinoisans of all ages.1,2 As well as improving confidence and happiness, a smile can affect everything from success to overall health. Oral health is connected to overall health… More »