Get Smart About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, or “third molars,” are the final set of adult teeth to push through the gums in the back of both sides of the jaws. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 21 to complete your full set of 32 teeth. Problems arise, however, when there isn’t enough room for the wisdom… More »

Take a closer look at your dental benefits and you’ll see that while they offer financial value, they also have worth to which you can’t attach a dollar amount. How do dental benefits help you save money at the dentist? Well, they often cover preventive care, like dental checkups, entirely and help you pay for… More »

April is Stress Awareness Month. It’s no surprise that the month of April can provoke stress as Tax Day nears. Studies have shown that stress can have harmful effects on our health, but did you know that our mouths can also be affected by stress? Your dentist can detect oral symptoms of stress during regular… More »

Delta Dental of Illinois encourages making dental visits a priority in 2017 Dentists lead the pack of health practitioners Illinois adults want to see more often, according to a survey out today from Delta Dental of Illinois.1 The dental benefits carrier is encouraging Illinoisans to make visiting the dentist a priority to improve their oral… More »

If you visit a Delta Dental of Illinois network dentist or assign benefits, you won’t have to submit any paperwork – your dentist will submit a claim directly to Delta Dental of Illinois on your behalf after your dental appointment. On the other hand, if you visit an out-of-network dentist, you may have to submit… More »

Looking to reenergize your oral health routine? Try something new for your smile. An easy change, like testing out a new toothpaste flavor, will help you get a fresh start on good oral health habits: Switch from a manual to an electric toothbrush. Simply changing the type of toothbrush you use may help reenergize your… More »

With so many dentists to choose from, it’s normal (and smart!) to have questions about picking one that best fits your needs. Does he or she have a good reputation? Are the prices fair? Is it a hassle to deal with claims? Dentists who agree to participate in the Delta Dental PPO℠ network have the… More »

Has it been awhile since your last dental visit? Having a dental professional clean your teeth helps remove plaque, tartar and stains that you can’t tackle on your own. In case it’s been a while since you’ve found yourself in a dental chair, here’s what you can expect when you go in for a cleaning…. More »

Need a filling? You’re not alone. Ninety-two percent of adults have had at least one cavity by the time they’re 64 years old, which means that most people have experienced a filling or two.1 Here’s what you can expect when you go in to get your cavity treated. After your dentist or hygienist seats you in… More »

When you need dental care, choosing an in-network dentist is always a good idea. That’s because network dentists have agreed to offer reduced fees and abide by our policies – and have met industry standards for care, safety and cleanliness. However, your specific dental benefits plan may offer access to one or more of our… More »