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  • Quick pumpkin pudding
    Nov. 12, 2018

    Quick pumpkin pudding

    Recipes

    Pumpkin is a staple of the season and a super good source of vitamin A for gum health and enamel strength.1 To avoid the sugar and starch often found in pumpkin pie, try this festive sugar-free recipe for pumpkin pudding. Ingredients: 1 package (5.1 ounces) of sugar-free vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix 12... More »

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  • A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients
    Nov. 12, 2018

    A full Thanksgiving menu of mouth-friendly nutrients

    General oral health

    Nutritious foods show up in abundance during November's festivities. If you're searching for nutrients that'll help your smile, learn where they might be hiding in your Thanksgiving meal.   Main dishes Turkey is rich in protein, which means it contains high amounts of phosphorus.1 Phosphorus is important for strengthening bones and teeth as well as... More »

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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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  • Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts
    Sep. 22, 2018

    Roasted pears with blue cheese and walnuts

    Recipes

    Enjoy fall with a savory recipe that everyone in the family will love. Walnuts are a hearty nut with a serious amount of nutrients. They contain heart-healthy fats and protein that have been shown to help with diabetes, weight management and inflammation.1 Walnuts also contain magnesium, which helps the body absorb calcium for strong teeth... More »

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  • Better breakfasts for brighter smiles
    Sep. 5, 2018

    Better breakfasts for brighter smiles

    General oral health

    Before rushing off to school in the morning, many families sit around the table to fuel up with the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, one of the more common breakfast options – cereal – might have some unintended consequences for teeth. Too much sugar at breakfast time isn't a great way to start... More »

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  • Sweet Potato Chips
    Aug. 15, 2018

    Sweet Potato Chips

    Recipes

    These sweet potato chips are a great way to replace starchy, salty chips with something that tastes just as great and helps maintain gum health with a boost of vitamins A and C.1     Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 225 degrees... More »

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  • Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
    Jul. 15, 2018

    Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

    Recipes

    After enjoying the hot weather, cool off with a treat that'll keep your smile shining. The yogurt in this refreshing recipe has calcium to support teeth and strengthen bones. Plus, the blueberries are full of vitamin C, which can help keep gums healthy.1 Ingredients: 3 cups fresh blueberries 2 cups low-fat Greek yogurt ½ cup... More »

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  • How the Sun Can be Great for Your Smile
    Jul. 6, 2018

    How the Sun Can be Great for Your Smile

    General oral health

    Going outside to bask in the sun isn't just fun – it also provides a healthy dose of vitamin D! That's good for both your overall health and your oral health. Calcium is often praised for its many health benefits like strengthening bones and teeth, but your body won't experience those benefits if it doesn't... More »

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  • Sweet Potato Burgers
    Jun. 14, 2018

    Sweet Potato Burgers

    Recipes

    Your party food might be a hit with friends, but make sure it isn't a blow to their oral health. Keep your summer shindigs mouth-friendly with this recipe for sweet potato burgers. Sweet potatoes aren't just tasty; they also contain nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E and potassium that are good for oral health.1 Ingredients:... More »

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  • Crustless Spinach Quiche
    May 9, 2018

    Crustless Spinach Quiche

    Recipes

    This Mother's Day, surprise mom with breakfast in bed – but be sure to choose a recipe that'll make her Mother's Day and her smile happy. This recipe for crustless spinach quiche has loads of mouth-healthy nutrients like calcium from the cheese, folic acid from the spinach and protein from the eggs. Plus, choosing a... More »

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  • May is Women's Health Month
    May 8, 2018

    May is Women's Health Month

    General oral health

    According to a new survey by Delta Dental of Illinois, 1 in 5 women in Illinois have been told they have gum disease1, which has been linked to several health problems affecting women. May is Women's Health Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate women about the unique oral health needs they face.... More »

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  • 6 Time-Saving Oral Health Hacks
    May 2, 2018

    6 Time-Saving Oral Health Hacks

    General oral health

    For Mother's Day, it's important to take a moment to recognize just how much moms and the women in our lives do for their families and friends all year round. Our gift to mothers this year is a list of six time-saving oral health hacks that can make things a little bit easier for moms... More »

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  • Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
    Apr. 25, 2018

    Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 shallot, diced 1-2 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3-4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika Directions: In a large pot, heat oil over... More »

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  • Rainbow Salsa
    Mar. 27, 2018

    Rainbow Salsa

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 3 tomatoes, diced 1 jalapeno pepper, diced and seeded 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1 large green bell pepper, diced 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced 1 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained 2/3 cup chopped red onion 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime... More »

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  • The Effects of Alcohol on Teeth
    Mar. 12, 2018

    The Effects of Alcohol on Teeth

    General oral health

    It's common to indulge in a libation or two to celebrate St. Patrick's Day – but will your smile feel the effects the next day? Here are a few ways to combat potential oral health issues while raising your glass to the Irish. Stay hydrated. Drinks containing spirits are especially drying to the mouth. A... More »

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  • A Rainbow of Foods to Keep Your Smile Healthy
    Mar. 1, 2018

    A Rainbow of Foods to Keep Your Smile Healthy

    General oral health

    You may not discover a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow this St. Patrick's Day, but there are other ways rainbows can make you smile this month. These colorful fruits and veggies are full of flavor and will help keep your smile sparkling. Red: Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C,... More »

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