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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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  • Salted Edamame
    Feb. 13, 2018

    Salted Edamame

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 2 cups fresh or frozen edamame in pods 6 cups water 1 tablespoon coarse salt Directions: Bring water and salt to a boil. Add edamame and cook for 5 minutes or until tender enough to easily pop out of the pods. Drain and toss the pods with salt, then serve warm or cold.

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  • Promote Good Oral Health with Elf on the Shelf
    Dec. 12, 2017

    Promote Good Oral Health with Elf on the Shelf

    Children’s Oral Health

    Families across the U.S. have welcomed Elf on the Shelf, Mensch on a Bench or other toys to get their kids to embrace good behavior around the holidays. But the elves and their pals don't have to limit their lessons to the season – why not use them to promote good oral health habits? Here... More »

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  • Top Tricks and Treats for a Tooth-friendly Halloween
    Oct. 18, 2017

    Top Tricks and Treats for a Tooth-friendly Halloween

    Children’s Oral Health

    Most little monsters will bring home a scary stash of candy after trick-or-treating, so it's not surprising that nearly 1 in 5 Illinois parents say Halloween is one of the toughest times to get their kids to maintain good oral health habits.1 But don't get frightened, Delta Dental of Illinois offers parents some tricks and... 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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  • Be a Floss Boss
    Nov. 24, 2015

    Be a Floss Boss

    General oral health

    Flossing is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. Even though at least 50 percent of people don't floss daily as recommended,1 taking time to do so is an important part of your oral health routine. It's the single best way to remove plaque from areas between teeth where your toothbrush can't reach.2 Unwaxed nylon dental floss on a... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Oral Health Hub Launch
    Jan. 27, 2015

    Delta Dental of Illinois Oral Health Hub Launch

    General oral health

    Visiting the dentist helps maintain good oral and overall health. It also provides a great opportunity to ask your dentist important questions. In between those visits, Delta Dental of Illinois offers a great tool to provide Illinois residents with dental resources and helpful oral health information. The Delta Dental of Illinois website now includes “Your... More »

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  • Holiday Grin Feature: “Naughty and Nice Dental Behaviors”
    Dec. 3, 2014

    Holiday Grin Feature: “Naughty and Nice Dental Behaviors”

    General oral health

    This holiday season, it's important to keep your oral health a top priority. Improper flossing techniques, tooth grinding and sharing utensils can land you on the dental Naughty List. There are simple tips and tricks you can take to get back into your dentist's good graces in time for the holidays. Using a hard-bristled toothbrush... More »

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