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  • Why You Might Think Twice Before Eating Too Much Ice Cream
    Jul. 17, 2019

    Why You Might Think Twice Before Eating Too Much Ice Cream

    General oral health

    Why you might think twice before eating too much ice cream There are few treats more tempting than a cold dish of ice cream during the hottest days of summer. It’s no wonder 90% of American households indulge in this frosty dessert.1 In honor of National Ice Cream Month in July, here’s the scoop on how ice cream can have an effect on oral health.

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  • Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
    May 22, 2019

    Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

    Recipes

    Get your Philly cheesesteak fix without the starchy bread that can cause tooth decay. Here’s another win for your mouth: The calcium-rich cheese helps build strong teeth and the peppers are packed with vitamin C that can protect your gums.

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  • Healthy blueberry smoothie
    Apr. 26, 2019

    Healthy blueberry smoothie

    Recipes

    When mouth pain makes eating difficult, this antioxidant and vitamin-packed drink gives you a convenient way to add nutrients like fiber and calcium to your diet. This healthy blueberry smoothie is packed with flavor, so you don’t need to add sugary juices — a smart move to protect your teeth.

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  • Creamy, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs Recipe
    Mar. 26, 2019

    Creamy, Cheesy Scrambled Eggs Recipe

    Recipes

    When it comes to famous female chefs, Julia Child stands out as one of the pioneering food figures. Her recipe for creamy, cheesy scrambled eggs doesn’t just taste great – it’s also great for your teeth! The eggs in this tasty dish are rich in protein and phosphorous to help protect enamel. Plus, the yummy cheese provides calcium, which is an essential nutrient for strong bones and teeth.

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  • Sugar-free Mocha Mousse
    Oct. 26, 2018

    Sugar-free Mocha Mousse

    Recipes

    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. Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream... 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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  • 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 the Sun Can be Great for Your Smile
    Jul. 6, 2018

    How the Sun Can be Great for Your Smile

    General oral health

    Going outside to bask in the sun isn't just fun – it also provides a healthy dose of vitamin D! That's good for both your overall health and your oral health. Calcium is often praised for its many health benefits like strengthening bones and teeth, but your body won't experience those benefits if it doesn't... More »

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  • Crustless Spinach Quiche
    May 9, 2018

    Crustless Spinach Quiche

    Recipes

    This Mother's Day, surprise mom with breakfast in bed – but be sure to choose a recipe that'll make her Mother's Day and her smile happy. This recipe for crustless spinach quiche has loads of mouth-healthy nutrients like calcium from the cheese, folic acid from the spinach and protein from the eggs. Plus, choosing a... More »

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  • Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues
    Jan. 15, 2018

    Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues

    General oral health

    Going back to school after a holiday break can be tough for kids of all ages. It usually means readjusting to old habits, and that should include your child's oral health care routine. Here are a few ways to make sure your child finishes the remainder of the school year with an A+ in oral... More »

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  • September is Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 27, 2017

    September is Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages older adults to make oral health a priority A new survey1 from Delta Dental of Illinois finds that nearly half of Illinois adults worry about keeping their smile beautiful as they age. For Healthy Aging Month in September, Delta Dental of Illinois is encouraging adults to pay more attention to... More »

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  • Can a Vegetarian Diet Affect Your Oral Health?
    Mar. 2, 2017

    Can a Vegetarian Diet Affect Your Oral Health?

    General oral health

    Whether for health or ethical reasons, many people opt to be vegetarian or vegan. However, meat is a good source of many essential vitamins and minerals. Without them, vegetarians may have a higher risk for oral health problems, including gum disease. Luckily, there are other ways to get those nutrients to ensure that your smile... More »

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  • Fruits and Veggies That Make Smiles Shine
    Sep. 9, 2016

    Fruits and Veggies That Make Smiles Shine

    General oral health

    Getting plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential to keeping your body healthy, and your smile is no exception. The fiber in fruits and vegetables stimulates saliva, which keeps the mouth moist and makes it difficult for harmful bacteria to grow. Fruits and veggies also provide vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron and vitamin C.... More »

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  • How Proper Nutrition Helps Your Dentition
    Mar. 2, 2016

    How Proper Nutrition Helps Your Dentition

    General oral health

    There's more to good oral health than just brushing and flossing – what you eat also impacts your smile. In honor of National Nutrition Month, here are some of the most important vitamins and minerals to keep your smile healthy. Calcium. Growing up, you were probably taught that drinking milk would make you strong. That's... More »

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  • Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles
    Feb. 8, 2016

    Help Your Kids Have Healthy Smiles

    Children’s Oral Health

    What children eat and drink can have a big impact on their dental health. If you're looking for a way to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, try incorporating some tooth-friendly choices into your family's routine. But don't forget to encourage good brushing and flossing habits as well! The saying “milk does a body good”... More »

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  • Caramel Yogurt Dip with Fresh Apple Slices
    Aug. 8, 2015

    Caramel Yogurt Dip with Fresh Apple Slices

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1/8 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. agave syrup ¼ cup brown sugar One 6 oz. container plain yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla extract Apple slices Directions: Combine salt, syrup and sugar in a small saucepan and heat on low until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat and stir in yogurt and vanilla.  Allow to cool.  For a... More »

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