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  • The benefits of laughing are no joke
    Dec. 8, 2018

    The benefits of laughing are no joke

    General oral health

    Holidays are a great time to spend with family, and laughing with relatives is one of the best parts of the season. Whether you're barely giggling or totally cracking up, laughter can have positive effects on your oral and overall health. Read on to learn what a good laugh can do for you. Reduce your... 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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  • Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist
    Jun. 4, 2018

    Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist

    General oral health

    Pain in mouth is leading cause of unplanned visit to dental chair reveals Delta Dental survey The midyear mark is fast approaching. Have you had a dental exam this year? According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, many adults do not seek out proactive dental care and confess to visiting the dentist less... More »

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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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  • A Rainbow of Foods to Keep Your Smile Healthy
    Mar. 1, 2018

    A Rainbow of Foods to Keep Your Smile Healthy

    General oral health

    You may not discover a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow this St. Patrick's Day, but there are other ways rainbows can make you smile this month. These colorful fruits and veggies are full of flavor and will help keep your smile sparkling. Red: Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C,... More »

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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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  • Snacks That Will Make Your Guests Smile
    Feb. 26, 2018

    Snacks That Will Make Your Guests Smile

    General oral health

    Whether you're hosting your book club or throwing a game-day bash, you can help your guests take care of their smiles as well as their taste buds. Rosé?1  No way. Champagne, prosecco and rosé may be having their moment in the spotlight, but these trendy tipples can be hard on tooth enamel because of their... More »

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  • All the President's Teeth
    Feb. 19, 2018

    All the President's Teeth

    General oral health

    Celebrate President's Day on February 19! To mark the holiday that honors presidents of the United States, we're taking a look at a job that comes with a little less fanfare: the presidents' dentist. If you find it hard to carve time out of your busy day to go to the dentist, imagine how difficult... More »

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  • Broccoli Cheese Soup
    Jan. 22, 2018

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 cup milk ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 ½ cups cooked broccoli or broccoli-cauliflower mix 1 teaspoon chopped onion ½ bouillon cube Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. Then heat the broccoli mixture in the microwave for five minutes or until warm. Top with extra shredded cheese... More »

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  • Promote Good Oral Health with Elf on the Shelf
    Dec. 12, 2017

    Promote Good Oral Health with Elf on the Shelf

    Children’s Oral Health

    Families across the U.S. have welcomed Elf on the Shelf, Mensch on a Bench or other toys to get their kids to embrace good behavior around the holidays. But the elves and their pals don't have to limit their lessons to the season – why not use them to promote good oral health habits? Here... 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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  • 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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  • Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard
    Sep. 13, 2017

    Students get an oral health lesson from Tooth Wizard

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    This fall, pre-kindergarten through third-grade students will learn invaluable oral health lessons from Tooth Wizard and PlaqueMan through the Land of Smiles program. Provided by Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the educational program teaches good oral health habits to help battle tooth decay and prevent dental-related school absences. Although largely preventable, more than half of... More »

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  • Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm
    Aug. 7, 2017

    Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm

    Children’s Oral Health

    Back-to-school season is the perfect time to help kids brush up on good oral health habits with a new book or two. Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!). Kick... More »

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