Your Health For Tag "sweets"

  • Too much Halloween candy remains spooky for your teeth
    Oct. 13, 2020

    Too much Halloween candy remains spooky for your teeth

    Children’s Oral Health

    Whether your children trick-or-treat this year or just enjoy some sweets at home, help protect their oral health this Halloween season. While a piece of candy can make just about anyone smile, try not to overindulge, and choose candy wisely – candy that melts easily is the best choice – and take special care by brushing and flossing afterward.

  • Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?
    Oct. 8, 2019

    Candy is rich in Illinois history — but which type is better for your teeth?

    Children’s Oral Health

    While sugary treats contribute to tooth decay, some of those snack-sized candies — which have their roots in Illinois and are popular during Halloween — are less frightful for your teeth than the alternatives.

  • Sugar-free Mocha Mousse
    Oct. 26, 2018

    Sugar-free Mocha Mousse

    Recipes

    This easy-to-make dessert is a decadent sugar-free treat that won't wreak havoc on your teeth. Whip it up to satisfy your chocolate cravings while providing a key nutrient for a healthy smile. Made with whipping cream, this recipe delivers a hearty dose of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream... More »

  • 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 »

  • Keep Your Sweet Tooth Healthy This Holiday Season
    Dec. 4, 2017

    Keep Your Sweet Tooth Healthy This Holiday Season

    General oral health

    Family gatherings, cookie decorating, work celebrations, friend get-togethers, school performances – calendars fill up quickly during the holiday season. When the days are jam-packed, it's easy to skip an evening brushing session or munch on sweets instead of healthy snacks. The occasional slip-up won't harm your oral health – just don't make it a habit.... More »

  • 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 »

  • 7 Holiday Tips to Brighten Your Smile
    Dec. 7, 2016

    7 Holiday Tips to Brighten Your Smile

    General oral health

    This is the time of year to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family, but some holiday habits can be hard on your teeth. Follow these tips to help keep your smile merry and bright. Be cautious of candy canes. Though the minty treats are tasty, sucking on candy for a long period... More »

  • 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 »

  • Treat Giving Expected To Be Up This Halloween
    Oct. 12, 2015

    Treat Giving Expected To Be Up This Halloween

    Children’s Oral Health

    New Delta Dental Analysis Breaks Down Halloween Treat Giving Trends If the current trends continue, some good news may be on the horizon for Illinois children this Halloween. Households giving out treats will be up this year, while parents eating their kids' Halloween candy will decrease according to a new analysis by Delta Dental of... More »