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  • Rainbow Salsa
    Mar. 27, 2018

    Rainbow Salsa

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 3 tomatoes, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, diced and seeded 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1 large green bell pepper, diced 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced 1 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained 2/3 cup chopped red onion 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime... More »

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  • The Effects of Alcohol on Teeth
    Mar. 12, 2018

    The Effects of Alcohol on Teeth

    General oral health

    It's common to indulge in a libation or two to celebrate St. Patrick's Day – but will your smile feel the effects the next day? Here are a few ways to combat potential oral health issues while raising your glass to the Irish. Stay hydrated. Drinks containing spirits are especially drying to the mouth. A... More »

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  • Six Ways to Incorporate Oral Health Into Your Holiday Traditions
    Dec. 6, 2017

    Six Ways to Incorporate Oral Health Into Your Holiday Traditions

    General oral health

    The holidays are finally here! With all the figgy pudding and honey-glazed chestnuts, it can be hard to keep your smile twinkling like the tinsel on the tree. These tips will help you keep your smile merry and bright all season long. While it's fun to stuff stockings with candy, the treats hung with care... More »

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  • Keep Your Sweet Tooth Healthy This Holiday Season
    Dec. 4, 2017

    Keep Your Sweet Tooth Healthy This Holiday Season

    General oral health

    Family gatherings, cookie decorating, work celebrations, friend get-togethers, school performances – calendars fill up quickly during the holiday season. When the days are jam-packed, it's easy to skip an evening brushing session or munch on sweets instead of healthy snacks. The occasional slip-up won't harm your oral health – just don't make it a habit.... More »

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  • Top Tricks and Treats for a Tooth-friendly Halloween
    Oct. 18, 2017

    Top Tricks and Treats for a Tooth-friendly Halloween

    Children’s Oral Health

    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 »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois' Back to School Issue of Grin! Now Available
    Sep. 25, 2017

    Delta Dental of Illinois' Back to School Issue of Grin! Now Available

    General oral health

    The back to school issue of Grin!, Delta Dental of Illinois' quarterly member magazine, is now available to view online and on the Grin! mobile app for Android and Apple devices. Here's what you'll find in the fall issue: 5 Healthy Ways to Think Outside the Lunch Box. Try these five alternative mouth-friendly lunches. Walk in the Shoes of A Dental Student. Hear a dental... More »

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  • Race Toward a Healthy Smile
    Jul. 15, 2017

    Race Toward a Healthy Smile

    General oral health

    Exercise can be great for your lungs. It also strengthens muscles, helps prevent heart disease and obesity, builds endurance and even improves your mood. But it may not be so great for your teeth. According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, athletes who train frequently tend to have more cavities and tooth erosion than those who train or exercise less.... More »

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  • Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer
    Apr. 4, 2017

    Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    At a routine checkup, dentists can spot a lot more than just cavities. In fact, your dentist can detect the symptoms of more than 120 diseases, including oral cancer – another reason why it is so important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and exams. You may not realize it, but your dentist is... More »

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  • Illinois Kids Rake in More than $10 million for Lost Teeth Last Year
    Feb. 28, 2017

    Illinois Kids Rake in More than $10 million for Lost Teeth Last Year

    Children’s Oral Health

    Delta Dental survey shows average Tooth Fairy gift tracked with S&P 500 An unlikely but accurate economic indicator, Tooth Fairy payouts are soaring with the going rate for a lost baby tooth in the Midwest increasing from $3.11 in 2015 to $4.04 in 2016. According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, sponsored by Delta Dental,... More »

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  • Survey Finds Illinoisans Would Like to See the Dentist More Often
    Jan. 30, 2017

    Survey Finds Illinoisans Would Like to See the Dentist More Often

    General oral health

    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 »

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  • How Are Dental Claims Handled?
    Jan. 25, 2017

    How Are Dental Claims Handled?

    Dental benefit information

    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 »

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  • Unprecedented New Report Highlights Inequities in Dental Care in Illinois
    Jan. 9, 2017

    Unprecedented New Report Highlights Inequities in Dental Care in Illinois

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Poor and rural populations—and especially children—suffering from lack of access to critically needed care Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults today according to a new state oral health assessment report Oral Health in Illinois, the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever completed.... More »

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  • The Real Benefits of Dental Benefits
    Nov. 28, 2016

    The Real Benefits of Dental Benefits

    Dental benefit information

    You may associate dental benefits with a couple of free or low-cost cleanings per year. That's definitely one of the perks – but enrolling in your company's voluntary dental plan has benefits that go far beyond a healthy smile. Here are a few to consider: Dental Benefits Keep You Healthy Adults with dental coverage are... More »

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  • What is a “Benefit Waiting Period”?
    Nov. 9, 2016

    What is a “Benefit Waiting Period”?

    Dental benefit information

    After enrolling in a new dental plan, coverage for some services could be subject to a benefit waiting period. A benefit waiting period is the amount of time before you are eligible to receive benefits for all or certain dental treatments. Every dental plan is different, but typically, there are no waiting periods for diagnostic... 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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