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  • Questions to ask your dental benefits broker
    Dec. 18, 2018

    Questions to ask your dental benefits broker

    Dental benefit information

    Whether you are looking to purchase a dental insurance plan on your own or you are a business owner looking for a dental plan for your employees, your benefits broker is responsible for understanding your unique needs and using that information to recommend the best coverage options you.1 While they're trained to gather and convey... More »

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  • Five Ways  to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year
    Nov. 2, 2018

    Five Ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

    Dental benefit information

    Having dental benefits contributes to better oral health, overall health and well-being.  Our 2018 Oral Health and Well-Being Survey found that people with dental benefits are 58 percent more likely to visit the dentist, which leads to better oral health.  Consequently, people who reported excellent oral health were twice as likely to report very good... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Names John Maples President and CEO
    Oct. 9, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Names John Maples President and CEO

    Dental benefit information

    The Board of Directors of Delta Dental of Illinois today announced that John Maples, a former Delta Dental of Illinois Board member and veteran sales and marketing professional, has been named president and CEO. Maples will also be president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Delta Dental of Illinois' subsidiary companies. “John's... More »

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  • Calming Your Kids at the Dentist
    Oct. 4, 2018

    Calming Your Kids at the Dentist

    Children’s Oral Health

    One of the most important ways to keep your kids cavity free, especially during the season of sweets, is to see the dentist regularly. Routine checkups and cleanings are completely covered by most dental plans, so there's no reason to skip a visit. There's one deterrent, though, that you might run into – kids getting... More »

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  • Shining a Spotlight on the Oral Health in Illinois
    Sep. 27, 2018

    Shining a Spotlight on the Oral Health in Illinois

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois covers the smiles of 2 million individuals nationwide, and we know first-hand the importance of oral health and its connection to well-being for both adults and children. For this reason, we recently commissioned the sixth annual Delta Dental of Illinois Children's Oral Health Survey and Adult's Oral Health and Well-Being Survey.... More »

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  • Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts
    Sep. 22, 2018

    Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts

    Recipes

    Enjoy fall with a savory recipe that everyone in the family will love. Walnuts are a hearty nut with a serious amount of nutrients. They contain heart-healthy fats and protein that have been shown to help with diabetes, weight management and inflammation.1 Walnuts also contain magnesium, which helps the body absorb calcium for strong teeth... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program  Educates Illinois Kids about Good Oral Health
    Sep. 11, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's Land of Smiles Program Educates Illinois Kids about Good Oral Health

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Poor oral health and tooth decay can cause discomfort and result in young students having difficulty participating or concentrating in school. Nearly 40 percent of children in Illinois have had a cavity in the past year, and about 1 in 5 kids in Illinois has untreated tooth decay.1 To help kids learn about the importance... More »

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  • Oral health issues that may arise with age
    Sep. 6, 2018

    Oral health issues that may arise with age

    General oral health

    As you age, your body can experience shifts in health that affect your mouth in ways you might not expect. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, take a look at few conditions people may encounter with age that can affect their oral health – including bone loss and dry mouth. Bone loss  As you age,... More »

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  • Better breakfasts for brighter smiles
    Sep. 5, 2018

    Better breakfasts for brighter smiles

    General oral health

    Before rushing off to school in the morning, many families sit around the table to fuel up with the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, one of the more common breakfast options – cereal – might have some unintended consequences for teeth. Too much sugar at breakfast time isn't a great way to start... More »

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  • Sweet Potato Chips
    Aug. 15, 2018

    Sweet Potato Chips

    Recipes

    These sweet potato chips are a great way to replace starchy, salty chips with something that tastes just as great and helps maintain gum health with a boost of vitamins A and C.1     Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 225 degrees... More »

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  • Understanding the Ins and Outs of Dual Coverage
    Aug. 7, 2018

    Understanding the Ins and Outs of Dual Coverage

    Dental benefit information

    It's not uncommon to be covered by two dental benefits plans, which means that you have “dual coverage.” If this applies to you or your family members, take a moment to learn how dual coverage works with these four key points. Understand your coordination of benefits (COB). Your COB is the way your two plans... More »

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  • What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up
    Aug. 3, 2018

    What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up

    General oral health

    Each year, 100 million Americans forego a dental visit, and that's a big problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile.1 Before your calendar fills up with work events, school activities, and more, schedule routine dental appointments for yourself and your family. No matter how good your oral hygiene habits may be, a dental... More »

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  • Back-to-School Checklist: Don't Forget to Add Dental Appointments
    Jul. 20, 2018

    Back-to-School Checklist: Don't Forget to Add Dental Appointments

    Children’s Oral Health

    Delta Dental of Illinois offers tips to help prevent health-related school absences This school year, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to remind Illinois parents to include a dental appointment on the back-to-school checklist. Having a healthy smile can help improve kids' concentration and performance in the classroom and may help reduce school absences. In Illinois,... More »

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  • Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
    Jul. 15, 2018

    Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

    Recipes

    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 »

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  • How dental coverage changes when you get married
    Jun. 25, 2018

    How dental coverage changes when you get married

    Dental benefit information

    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 »

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  • Free Dental Care Event for Children on July 28 in Peoria
    Jun. 20, 2018

    Free Dental Care Event for Children on July 28 in Peoria

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    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 »

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