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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

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    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. At each event, children received free preventive and diagnostic... 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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  • 7 Holiday Tips to Brighten Your Smile
    Dec. 7, 2016

    7 Holiday Tips to Brighten Your Smile

    General oral health

    This is the time of year to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family, but some holiday habits can be hard on your teeth. Follow these tips to help keep your smile merry and bright. Be cautious of candy canes. Though the minty treats are tasty, sucking on candy for a long period... More »

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  • The Benefits of Getting Braces as an Adult
    Apr. 25, 2016

    The Benefits of Getting Braces as an Adult

    General oral health

    We often think of braces and other orthodontic treatments as being for adolescents, but plenty of adults get wired as well. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 1 million adults in the U.S. have orthodontia. Some adults may seek straightening for aesthetic reasons – though their teeth may not be... 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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  • Get Smart about Oral Cancer
    Apr. 11, 2016

    Get Smart about Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    About Oral Cancer Each day in the United States, 132 individuals are diagnosed with oral cancer, and each hour, someone will die from oral cancer.1 In all, over 39,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer each year. As a result of medical and technological advances and early detection, the survival rate has steadily improved... More »

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  • Stress From Tax Day Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health
    Apr. 11, 2016

    Stress From Tax Day Can Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

    General oral health

    The month of April and especially April 18th may be more taxing for many Americans as they work to finalize their taxes – talk about a stressful time! Speaking of stress, April was designated National Stress Awareness Month by the Health Resource Network (HRN) in an effort to bring awareness to the dangers associated with... More »

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  • Celebrate World Oral Health Day
    Mar. 20, 2016

    Celebrate World Oral Health Day

    General oral health

    Every year on March 20, more than 100 countries unite for World Oral Health Day1 to celebrate the importance of good oral hygiene. The 2016 theme “It all starts here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body,” acknowledges that good oral health affects more than just your smile.  In fact, more than 120 diseases, including diabetes, HIV, psoriasis,... More »

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  • Green Vanilla Mint Smoothies
    Mar. 14, 2016

    Green Vanilla Mint Smoothies

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 ½ frozen bananas ¾ cup canned coconut milk 1 ½ cups fresh spinach 10-15 fresh mint leaves 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Blend all ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and add a mint leaf for garnish, if desired. Enjoy!

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  • Dental Coverage Essential to Your Overall Well-Being
    Oct. 20, 2015

    Dental Coverage Essential to Your Overall Well-Being

    Dental benefit information

    Whether you have access to insurance coverage through your employer or you purchase individually, the end of the year is frequently decision time. As you make your choices, make sure you consider the importance of dental coverage and know what to look for in your insurance carrier. If you're like many consumers, you may view... 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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  • Oral Health on the Job
    Sep. 25, 2015

    Oral Health on the Job

    General oral health

    When you're at work, your oral health is probably not top of mind. Some jobs can have a substantial impact on your teeth – and not just due to repeated coffee refills! Here are a few professions that can wreak havoc on your teeth. Seamstresses or tailors who hold pins and needles in their mouths... 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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  • The Added Benefits of Dental Plans
    Aug. 18, 2015

    The Added Benefits of Dental Plans

    Dental benefit information

    If you have dental benefits, you may already visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and exams. Most dental plans cover these specific preventive services at 100 percent, meaning no out-of-pocket cost for you. But those basic services are just the beginning of how a dental plan can benefit you over the course of your lifetime.... More »

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