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  • Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town
    Dec. 14, 2018

    Keeping smiles happy when family comes to town

    General oral health

    If you're hosting holiday celebrations at your place, add a little prep time to ensure your family's smiles stay sparkling – especially for relatives traveling from out of town. Consider stopping by the store beforehand to stock up on these oral health supplies: Extra floss, toothpaste and new toothbrushes in case someone forgets theirs. Mouth-friendly... More »

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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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  • Save Money With Delta Dental PPO℠ Dentists
    Dec. 26, 2017

    Save Money With Delta Dental PPO℠ Dentists

    Dental benefit information

    Between gifts, entertaining, donations and décor, most of us spend more money during the holiday months than we do throughout the rest of the year. Luckily, you can save a little green at dental appointments when you visit a Delta Dental in-network dentist. Delta Dental PPO network dentists have agreed to accept Delta Dental's PPO... 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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  • Creamy Herb Dip
    Dec. 13, 2016

    Creamy Herb Dip

    Recipes

    Ingredients: ½ cup cream cheese ¼ cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons minced chives 1 tablespoon minced parsley 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind ¼ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Serve with your favorite veggies.

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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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  • Five tips to keep your sweet tooth healthy this holiday season
    Dec. 21, 2015

    Five tips to keep your sweet tooth healthy this holiday season

    General oral health

    The holidays are a time for friends and family, but also for indulging in those inevitable seasonal sweets. Enjoying goodies is all part of the holiday fun, and Delta Dental of Illinois is offering some snacking tips so you don't end up at the dentist with cavities after the New Year. “While not going overboard on... More »

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  • Oral Health Tips for Holiday Travel
    Dec. 1, 2015

    Oral Health Tips for Holiday Travel

    General oral health

    Between the extra sugary treats that many of us tend to consume this time of year and the added stress of the holiday season, this is no time to put your oral health routine on pause! If you're traveling for the holidays, try these easy tips to keep your smile healthy through the new year:... 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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  • Happy Holidays
    Dec. 24, 2013

    Happy Holidays

    General oral health

    The holiday season is a dangerous time for your teeth. With eggnog and candy lining the tables, you could possibly eat yourself into a dentist’s chair. But don’t despair! A simple rinse after indulging in sweets will help to clean out the extra sugar and wash away the acid that has formed.

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  • A Guide to Holiday Eating
    Dec. 10, 2013

    A Guide to Holiday Eating

    General oral health

    Avoid cavities this holiday season – and stay healthy – by choosing nice alternatives to the naughty list of sugary offenders. While it's fine to occasionally splurge on your favorite traditional treat, these healthier options will keep your teeth healthy (and your waistline in check). Eggnog vs. Hot Chocolate Eggnog has a very high calorie... More »

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  • Ditch These 5 Delectable Treats
    Dec. 3, 2013

    Ditch These 5 Delectable Treats

    General oral health

    The old adage “too much of a good thing” is never more true than during the holiday season. There tends to be an overabundance of everything – especially sweet treats. While it's impractical to suggest complete avoidance of holiday goodies, Delta Dental encourages moderation to make sure you receive the gift of great oral health!... More »

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  • Season of Giving: Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation
    Nov. 21, 2013

    Season of Giving: Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    The holiday season is here and the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has had a busy year following through on their mission to improve oral health for residents of Illinois. In the past decade, combined efforts of Delta Dental of Illinois and the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation have provided more than $2 million to... 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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  • White Teeth Are in Season All Year
    Sep. 3, 2013

    White Teeth Are in Season All Year

    General oral health

    “Don't wear white after Labor Day!” Even if you're not subscribed to all the popular fashion blogs, chances are you have heard of this fashion rule. Labor Day has stood for many years as the transition point of warm sunny weather to a cold, dark winter. It is said the fashion rule developed from winter... More »

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  • Memorial Day: Food, Fun, Festivities and Fighting Tooth Decay
    May 23, 2013

    Memorial Day: Food, Fun, Festivities and Fighting Tooth Decay

    General oral health

    Memorial Day is the day we recognize the momentous sacrifice our soldiers gave to protect our freedom and make the United States of America the best nation. On this day, many Americans celebrate with barbeques and family gatherings. This Memorial Day, don't let the food you serve cause tooth troubles down the road. Veggies are... More »

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