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  • The Original Tooth Fairy Poll
    Feb. 28, 2018

    The Original Tooth Fairy Poll

    Children’s Oral Health

    Tooth Fairy payouts dip 15 percent in Midwest Illinois kids still pocket more than $9 million for lost baby teeth The Tooth Fairy tightened her purse strings after an all-time high payout for lost teeth in 2016. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by Delta Dental, the going rate for a lost tooth... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award
    Mar. 20, 2017

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Organizations looking to impact children's oral health in Illinois encouraged to apply by May 26  Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is now accepting applications for its annual Wisdom Tooth Award. The $100,000 grant will support a nonprofit organization that works to improve the oral health of... More »

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  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
    Jan. 16, 2017

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 3 cups unsalted chicken stock 1 3/4 cups broccoli florets, coarsely chopped (about 8 ounces) 1 cup diced yellow onion 1/2 cup chopped carrot 3/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup half-and-half 4 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, divided 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves Directions: Combine first seven ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to... More »

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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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • Smart Mouths Go PPO
    Sep. 12, 2016

    Smart Mouths Go PPO

    Dental benefit information

    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 »

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  • Kids Going to Sleep Away Camp or Grandma and Grandpa's this Summer?
    Jul. 20, 2016

    Kids Going to Sleep Away Camp or Grandma and Grandpa's this Summer?

    Children’s Oral Health

    Summer means camp time for many kids. It's also a time when many kids go to sleep away camps, visit grandma and grandpa for a week, travel with friends' families, or even hit the road on their own if they're old enough. What happens if they have a dental emergency and you're not around? The... More »

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  • 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 »

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  • Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care
    Jul. 9, 2016

    Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care

    Dental benefit information

    One word explains why dental benefits work: prevention. Most dental disease is preventable, which is why dental benefits are designed to help keep your mouth healthy, so you won't develop serious oral health problems. To promote preventive care, many dental plans cover all or most of the cost for routine dental checkups, including cleanings and exams,... More »

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

    How Delta Dental of Illinois Supports Tomorrow's Dentists

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    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 »

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  • 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!

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