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  • Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?
    Oct. 8, 2019

    Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?

    Children’s Oral Health

    While sugary treats contribute to tooth decay, some of those snack-sized candies — which have their roots in Illinois and are popular during Halloween — are less frightful for your teeth than the alternatives.

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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

    Children’s Oral Health

    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.... 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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  • Halloween Costumes Sure to Make You Smile
    Oct. 16, 2017

    Halloween Costumes Sure to Make You Smile

    Children’s Oral Health

    If you've seen one vampire or princess, you've seen 'em all. This year, help your child (or yourself) stand out from the crowd with a DIY oral health-themed costume. The Tooth Fairy. If you have a few Halloweens or dance recitals under your belt, you may already own all of the elements necessary for this... More »

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  • Celery Mummies
    Oct. 21, 2016

    Celery Mummies

    Recipes

    Ingredients: Celery, cut into 2” sticks Garden vegetable cream cheese Deli turkey, cut into thin strips Directions: Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese into each celery stick. Arrange the thin strips of deli meat in a crisscross pattern on top of the cream cheese to resemble a mummy's wrappings. Optional: Use tiny pieces of carrot, olive... More »

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  • How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?
    Oct. 4, 2016

    How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?

    General oral health

    Halloween is one of the spookiest holidays for teeth – but all candies are not equally frightful. Some of the sweets in your children's treat bags have the potential to do more damage to teeth than others. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst, we rated the harmfulness of the most popular... More »

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  • Clementine Pumpkins
    Oct. 15, 2015

    Clementine Pumpkins

    Recipes

    Ingredients: Clementines Celery stalks Directions: Peel the clementines to reveal the orange fruit inside. Slice a 1.5-inch piece from a stalk of celery and insert it into the hole at the top of the clementine.  You may need to slice the celery stalk in half vertically to get it to fit. Repeat the process for... More »

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  • Treat Giving Expected To Be Up This Halloween
    Oct. 12, 2015

    Treat Giving Expected To Be Up This Halloween

    Children’s Oral Health

    New Delta Dental Analysis Breaks Down Halloween Treat Giving Trends If the current trends continue, some good news may be on the horizon for Illinois children this Halloween. Households giving out treats will be up this year, while parents eating their kids' Halloween candy will decrease according to a new analysis by Delta Dental of... More »

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  • Fill Up Before Trick-or-Treating
    Oct. 31, 2013

    Fill Up Before Trick-or-Treating

    Children’s Oral Health

    Happy Halloween! Before you get your little ghost, goblin or princess ready for the evening, make sure you feed him or her a good dinner! Eating before a night roaming the streets of your neighborhood will help your children keep up their energy, and keep them from over indulging in sweet snacks. It is also... More »

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  • Non-Sweet Treats
    Oct. 24, 2013

    Non-Sweet Treats

    Recipes

    Halloween as we know it today is a day for children to collect monstrous bags of candy, but it hasn't always been that way. In the 1800's children in Scotland got fruit! What a healthy treat to hand out. Many countries would also hand out coins, a tradition in which 13% of households continue today.... More »

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  • Do You Have the Candy Corn Gene?
    Oct. 22, 2013

    Do You Have the Candy Corn Gene?

    General oral health

    Does Halloween candy call your name? If you're powerless against the sweet stuff, it may not be your fault. Scientists at York University recently discovered a gene that affects how much a person desires sweet or fatty foods. It has to do with the pleasure receptors in the body. The hedonic system – the part... More »

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