Your Health For Tag "limit sugary treats"

  • Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe
    Apr. 18, 2016

    Cucumber Roll-Ups Recipe


    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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Five tips to keep teeth healthy this summer
    Jun. 8, 2015

    Five tips to keep teeth healthy this summer

    Children’s Oral Health

    Summer is great for slowing down and relaxing with friends and family, but Delta Dental of Illinois reminds Illinoisans that it isn't the time to take a break from good oral health habits. “Daily routines usually become more relaxed during the summer months, but keeping up on healthy habits is still important,” said Katina Spadoni,... More »

  • Baked Mozzarella Bites
    Apr. 3, 2015

    Baked Mozzarella Bites


    Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs 3 sticks mozzarella string cheese 1 large egg, whisked Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut string cheese into 1-inch pieces, then place in the freezer. Meanwhile, toast panko in a pan over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring often. Place the toasted panko in a... More »

  • Easter Basket Ideas for a Healthy Smile
    Apr. 2, 2015

    Easter Basket Ideas for a Healthy Smile

    Children’s Oral Health

    An Easter basket filled with jellybeans is sure to bring a smile to any child's face. Delta Dental of Illinois would like to remind parents to think of healthier options when filling up their children's baskets. “It's all right to indulge in treats, especially during a special occasion, but only in moderation,” said Dr. Katina... More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Eat for Your Teeth on Thanksgiving
    Nov. 28, 2013

    Eat for Your Teeth on Thanksgiving

    General oral health

    While you're gathering with your friends and family to celebrate all you're thankful for, remember to be thankful for your full smile! You can even reward your healthy smile by helping yourself to one more serving of turkey since it is tooth-friendly. Click on image to enlarge While Pumpkin Pie is a staple at Thanksgiving... More »

  • 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 »

  • Non-Sweet Treats
    Oct. 24, 2013

    Non-Sweet Treats


    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 »

  • 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 »

  • Juicy Swirl Popsicles
    Aug. 22, 2013

    Juicy Swirl Popsicles


    Cool down with these healthy, calcium-packed pops. It's just a lucky coincidence that they are tooth-friendly too! Ingredients: 8-oz. low-sugar juice of your choice ½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt Popsicle sticks Directions: Fill two-thirds of ice pop molds or small paper cups with the juice. Top with about two tablespoons of yogurt or... More »

  • Soft Teeth Myth Dispelled
    Jun. 25, 2013

    Soft Teeth Myth Dispelled

    General oral health

    I'm sure you’ve heard of the “soft teeth” myth. People all around the world have blamed their cavities on a genetic disposition of weak teeth. The idea is that you can't control the number of cavities you have because your mom and dad and countless relatives have teeth prone to destruction. This is a MYTH.... More »

  • Summertime Safety
    Jun. 4, 2013

    Summertime Safety

    General oral health

    Summer is typically a relaxing time of year, but just because you're taking it easy in the sunshine doesn't mean you can ease up on oral health care. In fact, there are a few things you should be even more vigilant about in the summer. Slather on SPF And we don't just mean your arms... More »