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  • This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health
    May 4, 2016

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health

    General oral health

    This Women's Health Month, Learn How Life Changes Affect Oral Health Everyone needs to practice good oral health habits to guard against tooth decay, periodontal disease and other health concerns. However, due to the changing hormone levels that women experience from certain birth control, pregnancy or menopause, women have some oral health concerns that men... More »

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  • Green Vanilla Mint Smoothies
    Mar. 14, 2016

    Green Vanilla Mint Smoothies

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 1 ½ frozen bananas ¾ cup canned coconut milk 1 ½ cups fresh spinach 10-15 fresh mint leaves 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Blend all ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and add a mint leaf for garnish, if desired. Enjoy!

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  • Delta Dental Foundation Donates Nearly $150,000 to Organizations that Improve the Oral Health of Illinois Children
    Nov. 12, 2015

    Delta Dental Foundation Donates Nearly $150,000 to Organizations that Improve the Oral Health of Illinois Children

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    As part of its commitment to improve children's oral health in Illinois, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois, awarded $149,165 to 16 organizations through its Community Grants Program. These organizations were selected as a result of their dedication and commitment to help improve access to oral... More »

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  • Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health
    Apr. 15, 2015

    Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

    General oral health

    Every year as April 15 approaches, we can all get a little stressed and frazzled as we work to file our taxes by the deadline.  Even though Tax Day can be stressful, it's important to take the time to de-stress and learn how stress can affect your teeth. Stress can impact your oral health and possibly cause... More »

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  • What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer
    Apr. 6, 2015

    What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    Thanks to technological advances, medical knowledge and early detection, we've seen some progress in the fight against oral cancer over the last 30 years. About 60 percent of people diagnosed with oral cancer will survive for at least five years.1 Although survival rates have risen steadily, oral cancer is a serious condition, and it's important... More »

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  • St. Bernard Dental Center receives $100,000 from Foundation
    Jul. 8, 2014

    St. Bernard Dental Center receives $100,000 from Foundation

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation awarded its second annual $100,000 Wisdom Tooth Award to the dental clinic at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center to help improve the oral health of underserved Illinois children,particularly those with special needs. “The St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center is one of the few facilities providing oral health... More »

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  • 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... More »

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  • Calcium Matters To Your Teeth
    Apr. 15, 2014

    Calcium Matters To Your Teeth

    General oral health

    Growing up, your parents probably encouraged you to choose milk as your mealtime beverage. As a child, their reasoning was irrelevant to you. Either you drank your milk, or you were stuck with water. Now that you're an adult, you still might not know the benefits of a tall glass of milk. Well, milk is... More »

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  • Make Sure Your New Diet Includes Good Tooth Nutrition
    Jan. 23, 2014

    Make Sure Your New Diet Includes Good Tooth Nutrition

    General oral health

    Trying a different diet in 2014? Changing the way you eat can sometimes mean cutting back on foods such as red meat, or even going vegetarian entirely. What you eat (or don't eat) has an impact on your oral health. If you're eliminating certain foods, you'll need to get the nutrients they provided from other... More »

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  • Five New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Keep
    Jan. 14, 2014

    Five New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

    General oral health

    If you're making a 2014 New Year's resolution, you're not alone. One study estimates that 45 percent of Americans set goals for themselves at the start of every year. Fast forward 12 months, however, and only eight percent of resolution-makers can say those goals were actually accomplished. This year, be part of the eight percent... More »

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  • Bust Bad Habits for Good
    Jan. 2, 2014

    Bust Bad Habits for Good

    General oral health

    It's the New Year – a time for resolutions, fresh beginnings and saying “goodbye” to the bad habits of yesteryear. As the countdown starts, don't drop the ball on your oral health. This year, resolve to do good by your mouth by ramping up your oral health habits and banishing bad behaviors once and for... More »

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  • How to Avoid the Stress Monster
    Oct. 29, 2013

    How to Avoid the Stress Monster

    General oral health

    A little bit of stress is a normal part of daily life. When stress builds up though, it can be a real monster. High stress levels can lead to teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. To dodge these dangerous side effects of stress, give these tips a try. 1. Reduce your daily... More »

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  • Health Care Reform: 5 Things to Know About Buying Dental Insurance
    Oct. 15, 2013

    Health Care Reform: 5 Things to Know About Buying Dental Insurance

    Dental benefit information

    Illinois residents are now able to purchase dental insurance through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace – “Get Covered Illinois”. The Marketplace opened on Oct 1, 2013 and will run through March 31, 2014. “Better access to dental coverage is an important step toward improving the oral health of Illinois residents, particularly children” said Bernard Glossy,... More »

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  • Eating Disorders Take a Toll on Oral Health
    Aug. 29, 2013

    Eating Disorders Take a Toll on Oral Health

    General oral health

    It's a sad truth: More than 10 million teens and young adults in the U.S. suffer from eating disorders. Conditions such as anorexia and bulimia are dangerous to overall health, but they can also be extremely harmful to oral health. Bulimia is characterized by eating binges, followed by an effort to get rid of the... More »

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  • Juicy Swirl Popsicles
    Aug. 22, 2013

    Juicy Swirl Popsicles

    Recipes

    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 »

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  • National Parent's Day – Mentor Your Kids
    Jul. 25, 2013

    National Parent's Day – Mentor Your Kids

    Children’s Oral Health

    July 28 is National Parent's Day so what better a time to chat about how you can help set your little ones on the right path to pearly whites, because good dental habits can be fun if taught right! Common mistakes for little ones are overusing toothpaste and brushing too hard. Luckily, preventive dental care... More »

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