Your Health For Tag "oral and overall health"

  • Five Conversations for Fathers to Have with Their Children About Oral Health
    Jun. 13, 2016

    Five Conversations for Fathers to Have with Their Children About Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    Hey dads: how often do you talk about healthy behaviors with your child? June is Men's Health Month, and with Father's Day right around the corner, it's time you pass on some fatherly wisdom about oral health habits. Start these five conversations about oral health with your child this month, and know that you could... More »

  • Three-Ingredient Healthy Cookies
    Jan. 15, 2015

    Three-Ingredient Healthy Cookies


    Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup uncooked quick oats ¼ cup crushed walnuts or pecans Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Combine the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the nuts. Drop a spoonful of batter onto the cookie... More »

  • Put A Stop to Holiday Stress
    Dec. 16, 2014

    Put A Stop to Holiday Stress

    General oral health

    The holiday season seems to get busier and busier with a whirlwind of events and celebrations that can spread more than holiday cheer – they can raise your stress level higher than the mistletoe hanging from the ceiling! As you likely know, stress can lead to a variety of overall health and oral health problems.... More »

  • Thanksgiving Tooth Troubles
    Nov. 25, 2014

    Thanksgiving Tooth Troubles

    General oral health

    Most people probably don't add “a healthy smile” to the list of things they're thankful for, but they should! Make sure your smile stays healthy over the holiday season by following these toothy tips. Be mindful while filling your plate on Thanksgiving. It not only affects your waistline, but your teeth, too! Foods high in... More »

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    Nov. 4, 2014

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    General oral health

    Most Illinoisans know there is a general connection between oral health and overall health, but only 33 percent are aware of the specific connection between gum disease and diabetes.1 During Diabetes Awareness Month this November, Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate people about this connection and how the dentist can help detect serious diseases... More »

  • Ways to Keep Tailgates Tooth-Friendly
    Oct. 7, 2014

    Ways to Keep Tailgates Tooth-Friendly

    General oral health

    When the days get a little shorter and the weather gets a bit crisp, it can only mean one thing – tailgating! (You thought we were going to say, “fall is here,” didn't you?) Whether you're grilling in a stadium parking lot or just having some friends over to watch the big game, here are... More »

  • 65+: The Golden Years
    Apr. 23, 2014

    65+: The Golden Years

    General oral health

    Even if you feel like a teenager at heart, hitting the golden years might mean that your teeth need extra attention. Good dental behaviors remain vital to the health of your teeth. Seniors should continue to brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day. Despite having many of the same oral health...

  • Man's Oral Health Tied to Overall Health
    Jun. 11, 2013

    Man's Oral Health Tied to Overall Health

    General oral health

    This week is Men's Health Week and it gives us the perfect opportunity to discuss why a man should be very meticulous when it's tooth-brushing time. From early disease detection to uncovering the killer that is oral cancer, your oral health is inextricably linked to your overall health. Watch this video to learn exactly how... More »