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  • The Seeds of Good Oral Health
    Apr. 20, 2018

    The Seeds of Good Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    As we grow, our oral health needs continue to evolve. Cultivate strong teeth by planting the seeds for good oral health early and knowing what to watch for at different life stages. Babies and Toddlers Baby teeth are susceptible to cavities and need daily upkeep from the very beginning. Before the first tooth arrives, wipe... 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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  • New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017
    Dec. 27, 2016

    New Year, New Smile: Delta Dental of Illinois Offers 10 Oral Health Resolutions for a Dazzling 2017

    General oral health

    Plan to get healthy this New Year? Gym shoes and low-calorie snacks aren't the only things you'll need – don't forget a toothbrush. Dental health is a key component of general wellness, and by taking care of your mouth, you'll improve your body's overall health. “The new year is a great time to evaluate your... More »

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  • Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe
    Apr. 18, 2016

    Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Ham, turkey or other add-ins Directions: Use a vegetable peeler to slice the cucumber into thin strips, lengthwise. Mix together the yogurt, curry powder and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.... 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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  • National Fruits and Vegetables Month: Healthy Diet Can Improve Oral Health
    Sep. 3, 2015

    National Fruits and Vegetables Month: Healthy Diet Can Improve Oral Health

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois Encourages Parents to Substitute Fruits and Vegetables for Sugary Snacks It is no secret that fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals children need as part of a balanced, healthy diet, but they also play an important role when it comes to oral health. As part of National Fruits and... More »

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  • Veggie Omelet
    Aug. 15, 2015

    Veggie Omelet

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper 1 tablespoon chopped onion ¼ cup sliced mushrooms 1 cup loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves, rinsed 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon water 1 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add... More »

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  • Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile
    Aug. 1, 2015

    Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile

    Children’s Oral Health

    Did you know that nearly one in four Illinois kids miss school due to dental problems? This school year, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to help Illinois parents reduce the amount of classroom time their children miss due to dental-related issues. A new Delta Dental of Illinois survey1 finds that 23 percent of Illinois children ages... More »

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  • Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops
    Jul. 2, 2015

    Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 4 cups chopped, seedless watermelon 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 cup fresh blueberries Sugar substitute to taste Directions: Puree the watermelon, lime juice and sugar substitute in a blender until smooth. Divide the blueberries among freezer pop molds or 5-oz. paper cups. Top with the watermelon mixture and insert craft sticks. Freeze for six... More »

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  • When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking
    May 27, 2015

    When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking

    General oral health

    When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real. Pica can be caused by depression, stress, anxiety and... More »

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  • Mouth Madness – Improve Your Game (Basketball and Oral Health)
    Mar. 17, 2015

    Mouth Madness – Improve Your Game (Basketball and Oral Health)

    General oral health

    It's that time of year again when the whole country goes a little mad … mad for brackets, obscure college mascots and Cinderella stories. When you're not busy updating your wins and losses this month, take a few moments to consider how you can improve your oral health game. Sport a mouthguard. Whether you have... More »

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  • Eat Healthy for a Healthy Mouth
    Mar. 3, 2015

    Eat Healthy for a Healthy Mouth

    General oral health

    March marks the beginning of spring and is National Nutrition Month.  With the renewal that spring brings, it is the perfect time to evaluate your diet and make sure you are getting vital nutrients that are essential to your overall health as well as your oral health.  To help you have a healthy body and... More »

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  • Broccomole
    Mar. 3, 2015

    Broccomole

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 ½ cups cooked broccoli stems with tough outer layers peeled off 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder ½ tomato, diced 1 scallion, sliced 1 can chopped green chiles Directions: Blend broccoli stems, lemon juice, cumin, and garlic powder until smooth. Add the tomato, scallion and chiles... More »

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  • Open Wide for Vitamins and Minerals
    Mar. 4, 2014

    Open Wide for Vitamins and Minerals

    General oral health

    Have you ever walked down the supplement aisle at the supermarket only to feel overwhelmed by the green and gold bottles everywhere? Well, many of those are nutrients your body needs to function at its best and stay healthy. The best way to get your vitamins and minerals is not by bottle, but by diet.... More »

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  • Make Sure Your New Diet Includes Good Tooth Nutrition
    Jan. 23, 2014

    Make Sure Your New Diet Includes Good Tooth Nutrition

    General oral health

    Trying a different diet in 2014? Changing the way you eat can sometimes mean cutting back on foods such as red meat, or even going vegetarian entirely. What you eat (or don't eat) has an impact on your oral health. If you're eliminating certain foods, you'll need to get the nutrients they provided from other... More »

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  • Rethink Your Hydration Drinks
    Sep. 10, 2013

    Rethink Your Hydration Drinks

    General oral health

    After a hard workout or even just to quench your thirst after routine activities, do you immediately reach for a sports drink? You know, the kind that often come in flavors such as “lemon-lime” and “fruit punch.” Since those beverages usually contain large amounts of sugar and acids, they are more likely to harm tooth... More »

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