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  • Sugar-free Mocha Mousse
    Oct. 26, 2018

    Sugar-free Mocha Mousse

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    This easy-to-make dessert is a decadent sugar-free treat that won’t wreak havoc on your teeth. Whip it up to satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing a key nutrient for a healthy smile. Made with whipping cream, this recipe delivers a hearty dose of calcium for strong bones and teeth.

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  • Offering Voluntary Dental Benefits is Good for Business
    Oct. 19, 2018

    Offering Voluntary Dental Benefits is Good for Business

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    Poor dental health may come at a large cost to your employees and your company. More than 90 million work hours are lost in the U.S. because of emergency or unplanned dental visits – and adults with poor oral health are more likely to miss work.

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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

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    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.

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  • Halloween Treats that Will Scare Away – or Attract – Monster Cavities
    Oct. 5, 2018

    Halloween Treats that Will Scare Away – or Attract – Monster Cavities

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    Children will be decked out in costumes this Halloween – and they’ll also bring home bags filled with sugary chocolate, hard candy, gum, caramel and other cavity-causing treats. But don’t be scared: Delta Dental of Illinois has advice on choosing the best kinds of candy to keep your child’s smile healthy during this spine-chilling season.

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

    Calming Your Kids at the Dentist

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    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.

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  • Tricks to outsmart your sweet tooth
    Oct. 2, 2018

    Tricks to outsmart your sweet tooth

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    Halloween is around the corner, and trick-or-treating is sure to bring in a ton of sugary loot. Before the holiday, consider the cavity-causing effects that candy can have on teeth. Enjoying sweets in moderation and managing cravings can help you avoid tooth decay.

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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

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    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. Working with Kelton, a leading insights firm, we surveyed 150 parents of children ages 12 and under1 and 305 adults2 in Illinois.

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Dentist By 1 Program Provides Free Dental Care to Illinois Children
    Sep. 24, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Dentist By 1 Program Provides Free Dental Care to Illinois Children

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    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, in collaboration with its partners, provided free dental care to 83 Illinois children age 5 and younger this summer through its Dentist By 1 program. Free preventive dental care was provided on July 28 in Peoria and September 8 in Mattoon.

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

    Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts

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    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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  • Helping Employees Get the Most Value out of their Dental Benefits
    Sep. 13, 2018

    Helping Employees Get the Most Value out of their Dental Benefits

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    Because dental benefits have the potential to improve both oral and overall health, it’s important that employees make the most of their coverage. By taking some simple steps, you can help encourage your group’s employees to leverage their dental benefits as effectively as possible. Education – Ensure that employees are aware of the value their... 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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • The Importance of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Employees
    Aug. 23, 2018

    The Importance of Offering Voluntary Benefits to Employees

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    If you’re an employee benefits manager, you may find yourself performing a balancing act when it comes to compensation packages. Not only are you tasked with satisfying your employees’ expectations, but you also have to meet the financial goals of your business. To accommodate these two priorities, you may consider curbing costs by switching to... More »

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  • Sweet Potato Chips
    Aug. 15, 2018

    Sweet Potato Chips

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    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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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Grants Program
    Aug. 8, 2018

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Seeking Applications for Community Grants Program

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    Eligible organizations that improve children’s oral health may apply by Sept. 10 Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, is accepting applications for its annual Community Grants Program. Illinois organizations may apply for grants from Aug. 10 to Sept. 10, 2018 to fund programs and services that improve... More »

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