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  • Why You Might Think Twice Before Eating Too Much Ice Cream
    Jul. 17, 2019

    Why You Might Think Twice Before Eating Too Much Ice Cream

    General oral health

    Why you might think twice before eating too much ice cream There are few treats more tempting than a cold dish of ice cream during the hottest days of summer. It’s no wonder 90% of American households indulge in this frosty dessert.1 In honor of National Ice Cream Month in July, here’s the scoop on how ice cream can have an effect on oral health.

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  • The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    Feb. 11, 2019

    The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

    Children’s Oral Health

    When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.

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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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  • Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues
    Jan. 15, 2018

    Thwart the Back-From-Break Blues

    General oral health

    Going back to school after a holiday break can be tough for kids of all ages. It usually means readjusting to old habits, and that should include your child's oral health care routine. Here are a few ways to make sure your child finishes the remainder of the school year with an A+ in oral... More »

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  • Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth
    Jul. 12, 2017

    Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth

    General oral health

    Along with many overall health benefits, sweet-satisfying fruits have benefits for your smile, too! Give these fruits a try this summer: Strawberries are full of gum-building vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the production of collagen, a protein that maintains gums strength and integrity — and strong gums are an important part of oral... More »

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  • How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?
    Oct. 4, 2016

    How Do Your Sweets Stack Up?

    General oral health

    Halloween is one of the spookiest holidays for teeth – but all candies are not equally frightful. Some of the sweets in your children's treat bags have the potential to do more damage to teeth than others. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst, we rated the harmfulness of the most popular... More »

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  • School Lunch Can Pack a Sugar Punch
    Aug. 19, 2016

    School Lunch Can Pack a Sugar Punch

    Children’s Oral Health

    Many parents think packing a brown bag lunch for their child is a healthier option than sticking with the school lunch menu. That can be true — as long as you're mindful about the items you include! Try these easy swaps to reduce the amount of sugar in your child's packed lunch. Ditch the regular... 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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  • Just How Much Do We Love Our Pumpkin Spice Lattes?
    Dec. 7, 2015

    Just How Much Do We Love Our Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

    General oral health

    New Delta Dental Analysis Breaks Down Fall Drink Consumption & How to Counter the Sugar  Ask most Americans what they love about fall and conversations quickly turn to seasonal beverages. But just how much do we love our pumpkin spice lattes? Delta Dental Plans Association released a new survey of American adults that has the answers.... More »

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  • Dental Bites
    Mar. 28, 2013

    Dental Bites

    General oral health

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  • The Best Treats for Your Sweetie This Valentine's Day
    Feb. 14, 2013

    The Best Treats for Your Sweetie This Valentine's Day

    General oral health

    Your Valentine will likely love the heart-shaped box of chocolates you're planning on gifting, but the dentist probably won't. Not all chocolates in the assortment are created equal, though. Here are some of the worst offenders – and the chocolates you can reach for guilt-free. The Best Treats Milk or white chocolate: Plain milk or... More »

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  • Sugar Shockers
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Sugar Shockers

    General oral health

    If you are anything like me, you probably don't check every single nutritional label on the foods you eat. You buy what tastes good and don't give much thought to the ingredients. Well my friend, I am here to tell you that you have been missing a lot of information that can help you keep... More »

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  • Diabetes Double Trouble
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Diabetes Double Trouble

    General oral health

    Diabetes is a real threat that demands attention day in and day out. I'm sure your familiar with some of the problems diabetes can cause. Spiked blood sugar, weight gain, and frequent infections are only a few of the conditions people with diabetes have. If you have diabetes, one of the most important maintenance practices... More »

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