All the President’s Teeth

In honor of President’s Day, we’re taking a look at a job that comes with a little less fanfare: the presidents’ dentist. If you find it hard to carve time out of your busy day to go to the dentist, imagine how difficult it is for the president. That’s likely why a dental office was… More »

In honor of American Heart Month this February, we’re taking a look at an unexpected way to curb heart disease ­– visiting the dentist. Scheduling a dental appointment isn’t just about taking care of your teeth. Your mouth can reveal a lot about your overall health. Signs and symptoms of dozens of systemic diseases, disorders,… More »

Now that we’ve flipped the calendar to the new year, 2018 planning is underway for many. As you’re organizing your finances and other paperwork, it’s also a great time to check on the status of your dental benefits. First, check to see if your dental benefits renew at the calendar year or the contract year,… More »

Through its Community Grants Program, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, awarded more than $175,000 to 19 nonprofit and community organizations with programs and services that improve children’s oral health in Illinois. “In the past five years, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has awarded nearly $800,000 in… More »

Most little monsters will bring home a scary stash of candy after trick-or-treating, so it’s not surprising that nearly 1 in 5 Illinois parents say Halloween is one of the toughest times to get their kids to maintain good oral health habits.1 But don’t get frightened, Delta Dental of Illinois offers parents some tricks and… More »

If you’ve seen one vampire or princess, you’ve seen ‘em all. This year, help your child (or yourself) stand out from the crowd with a DIY oral health-themed costume. The Tooth Fairy. If you have a few Halloweens or dance recitals under your belt, you may already own all of the elements necessary for this… More »

It’s a season of surprises, but you don’t need to be caught off guard by your dental bill. Before you have a dental procedure or treatment, ask your dentist to submit a pre-treatment estimate to Delta Dental of Illinois. A free pre-treatment estimate, sometimes called a pre-determination or pre-authorization, gives patients an approximate idea of… More »

Parents worry about their kids’ overall health and oral health more than their own. Understanding how your dental benefits cover preventive procedures can help start your children on a path to a lifetime of healthy smiles. When it comes to keeping kids’ mouths healthy, routine oral health habits – such as brushing twice a day,… More »

June is Employee Well-Being Month Dental benefits and employee wellness go hand in hand. Most dental plans promote preventive care and good oral health habits, which can improve an employee’s overall health. By investing in employee health through offering dental coverage and other health benefits, companies can improve employee productivity and reduce costs associated with… More »