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  • New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017
    Dec. 27, 2016

    New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017

    General oral health

    Plan to get healthy this New Year? Gym shoes and low-calorie snacks aren't the only things you'll need – don't forget a toothbrush. Dental health is a key component of general wellness, and by taking care of your mouth, you'll improve your body's overall health. “The new year is a great time to evaluate your... More »

  • Measuring Dental Networks: Facts You Need to Know
    Sep. 21, 2016

    Measuring Dental Networks: Facts You Need to Know

    Dental benefit information

    From the size of a dental provider's network to utilization rates to money saved, there are multiple ways to measure the overall value of a provider network. The effective discount – which represents savings on all claims both in and out of the network – encompasses a number of individual measures. It is a good... More »

  • Set Your Child Up for Back-to-School Success with Better Oral Health
    Aug. 10, 2016

    Set Your Child Up for Back-to-School Success with Better Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    This back-to-school season, you want to set your child up for success in school in every way possible. You may not realize it, but oral health is an important component of your child's overall health and daily well-being — and even their success in school. Learn more about how oral health impacts more areas than... More »

  • Summertime Nutrition on the Go
    Jul. 12, 2016

    Summertime Nutrition on the Go

    General oral health

    With summer sports in full swing, it's easy to grab snacks and drinks that aren't very tooth-friendly. Healthy, nutritious snacks can be just as convenient with a little planning. One easy change to make is to replace soda. Instead of sipping soda while watching soccer or softball, infuse water with fruit or vegetables (try cucumbers!).... More »

  • How Delta Dental of Illinois Supports Tomorrow's Dentists
    May 4, 2016

    How Delta Dental of Illinois Supports Tomorrow's Dentists

    In the Community

    The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry has been training Illinois dentists for over a century. Delta Dental of Illinois knows how valuable dentists are in helping ensure good oral health for the people of Illinois, and has had a long-standing relationship with UIC. Training and supporting dental students and dentists who... More »

  • This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health
    May 4, 2016

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health

    General oral health

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health Everyone needs to practice good oral health habits to guard against tooth decay, periodontal disease and other health concerns. However, due to the changing hormone levels that women experience from certain birth control, pregnancy or menopause, women have some oral health concerns that men... More »

  • Dental Insurance Still Key for Retirees
    May 1, 2016

    Dental Insurance Still Key for Retirees

    Dental benefit information

    More than 44 million1 individuals in the United States are age 65 or older. Practicing good oral health habits is an essential part of maintaining good overall health at any age. Being retired doesn't mean retiring good oral health routines. Maintaining one's teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist regularly is... More »

  • Don't Be So Sensitive!
    Apr. 21, 2016

    Don't Be So Sensitive!

    General oral health

    You've likely experienced a little sensitivity when eating, perhaps after enjoying an ice-cold beverage or after biting into something particularly hot. Even breathing in a blast of cold air can sometimes cause discomfort. Why do some people experience sensitivity while others can eat whatever they want? Here are some of the most common causes. Exposed... More »

  • Get Smart about Oral Cancer
    Apr. 11, 2016

    Get Smart about Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    About Oral Cancer Each day in the United States, 132 individuals are diagnosed with oral cancer, and each hour, someone will die from oral cancer.1 In all, over 39,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. As a result of medical and technological advances and early detection, the survival rate has steadily improved... More »

  • Does Laughing Gas Really Make You Laugh?
    Apr. 1, 2016

    Does Laughing Gas Really Make You Laugh?

    General oral health

    “Relax, take deep breaths and count back from 100,” is something your dentist may have told you before undergoing a complex dental procedure. You've been informed that you will be inhaling laughing gas, but oral surgery is no laughing matter – so where does the name come from? Dentists use laughing gas, also known as... More »

  • Celebrate World Oral Health Day
    Mar. 20, 2016

    Celebrate World Oral Health Day

    General oral health

    Every year on March 20, more than 100 countries unite for World Oral Health Day1 to celebrate the importance of good oral hygiene. The 2016 theme “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” acknowledges that good oral health affects more than just your smile.  In fact, more than 120 diseases, including diabetes, HIV, psoriasis,... More »

  • 2015 Wisdom Tooth Award Recipient: Central Counties Health Centers Connects Illinois Kids and Dental Care
    Mar. 18, 2016

    2015 Wisdom Tooth Award Recipient: Central Counties Health Centers Connects Illinois Kids and Dental Care

    In the Community

    Poor dental health habits can impact a child's life in a wide variety of ways, from causing physical pain to decreasing self-esteem. But today, the future of children's oral health in Illinois is growing a bit brighter as the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has officially begun accepting applications for its annual Wisdom Tooth Award.... More »

  • Green Vanilla Mint Smoothies
    Mar. 14, 2016

    Green Vanilla Mint Smoothies

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 ½ frozen bananas ¾ cup canned coconut milk 1 ½ cups fresh spinach 10-15 fresh mint leaves 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Blend all ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and add a mint leaf for garnish, if desired. Enjoy!

  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Matching Gift Challenge
    Mar. 9, 2016

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Matching Gift Challenge

    In the Community

    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's mission is to improve oral health in Illinois with a focus on children. We work to accomplish this by increasing oral health access, awareness and education. Last year, we raised over $100,000 to expand our reach and fund programs in Illinois, thanks to individuals, foundations and corporate donors. Ongoing... More »

  • Dental Professionals Decoded
    Apr. 23, 2015

    Dental Professionals Decoded

    General oral health

    Your general dentist is just one of the many professionals who can help you maintain a healthy smile. There are a lot of “odontists” out there – from ones who help with appliances like braces to others who specialize in restorations. Here are a few of the most common specialized dentistry professionals. Endodontists are dentists... More »

  • Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health
    Apr. 15, 2015

    Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

    General oral health

    Every year as April 15 approaches, we can all get a little stressed and frazzled as we work to file our taxes by the deadline.  Even though Tax Day can be stressful, it's important to take the time to de-stress and learn how stress can affect your teeth. Stress can impact your oral health and possibly cause... More »