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  • 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.

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  • Top five factors the Tooth Fairy ponders in deciding lost teeth rewards
    Aug. 28, 2019

    Top five factors the Tooth Fairy ponders in deciding lost teeth rewards

    Children’s Oral Health

    Rewarding children for lost teeth is an age-old tradition … and a little more complex of a job than the Tooth Fairy lets on. The Original Tooth Fairy Poll®, sponsored by Delta Dental, indicates that several circumstances may determine the amount the Tooth Fairy gifts. The No. 1 guiding factor is how much spare cash the Tooth Fairy has on hand (46%).

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  • Teeth 101 - Facts About Different  Types of Teeth
    Jul. 2, 2019

    Teeth 101 - Facts About Different Types of Teeth

    General oral health

    Most adults have 32 teeth and children have 20. We know we should brush twice a day for at least two minutes each and floss daily. But, many of us don't know how some of our teeth got their names. Canine, eye and wisdom might seem like odd names for teeth. Learn how they got their names.

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  • June is National Smile Month
    Jun. 5, 2018

    June is National Smile Month

    General oral health

    National Smile Month in June is a great time to celebrate the power of a smile. New Delta Dental of Illinois surveys find that smiles significantly impact Illinoisans of all ages.1,2 As well as improving confidence and happiness, a smile can affect everything from success to overall health. Oral health is connected to overall health... More »

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  • Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist
    Jun. 4, 2018

    Top Reasons for American Adults' Unexpected Trip to Dentist

    General oral health

    Pain in mouth is leading cause of unplanned visit to dental chair reveals Delta Dental survey The midyear mark is fast approaching. Have you had a dental exam this year? According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, many adults do not seek out proactive dental care and confess to visiting the dentist less... More »

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  • Snacks That Will Make Your Guests Smile
    Feb. 26, 2018

    Snacks That Will Make Your Guests Smile

    General oral health

    Whether you're hosting your book club or throwing a game-day bash, you can help your guests take care of their smiles as well as their taste buds. Rosé?1  No way. Champagne, prosecco and rosé may be having their moment in the spotlight, but these trendy tipples can be hard on tooth enamel because of their... More »

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  • Banana Muffins
    Aug. 15, 2017

    Banana Muffins

    Recipes

    Ingredients: 2 mashed ripe bananas (about 3/4 cup) 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 egg 1/2 cup fat-free milk 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1/4 cup sugar substitute 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Cooking spray Directions: 1.  Preheat... More »

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  • Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm
    Aug. 7, 2017

    Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm

    Children’s Oral Health

    Back-to-school season is the perfect time to help kids brush up on good oral health habits with a new book or two. Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!). Kick... More »

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  • Race Toward a Healthy Smile
    Jul. 15, 2017

    Race Toward a Healthy Smile

    General oral health

    Exercise can be great for your lungs. It also strengthens muscles, helps prevent heart disease and obesity, builds endurance and even improves your mood. But it may not be so great for your teeth. According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, athletes who train frequently tend to have more cavities and tooth erosion than those who train or exercise less.... More »

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  • Land of Smiles: Recap for the 2016-17 School Year
    Mar. 31, 2017

    Land of Smiles: Recap for the 2016-17 School Year

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    “Land of Smiles,” one of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation's signature programs,  the importance of maintaining good oral health habits through an interactive and educational show. Today marks the last show of the 2016-17 school year for this highly entertaining program.  During the 2016-17 school year, the “Land of Smiles” program visited nearly 165 Illinois... More »

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  • Dental Visits Decoded: Fillings
    Jul. 27, 2016

    Dental Visits Decoded: Fillings

    General oral health

    Need a filling? You're not alone. Ninety-two percent of adults have had at least one cavity by the time they're 64 years old, which means that most people have experienced a filling or two.1 Here's what you can expect when you go in to get your cavity treated. After your dentist or hygienist seats you in... More »

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  • Illinoisans Say a Smile is the Most Important Physical Feature
    Jul. 1, 2014

    Illinoisans Say a Smile is the Most Important Physical Feature

    General oral health

    According to a new survey from Delta Dental of Illinois, Illinois residents said a smile is the most important physical feature that contributes to a person's attractiveness. And seven of 10 Illinoisans (70 percent) believe a smile has some bearing on a person's overall success. Nearly one-half of Illinoisans (49 percent) cited that a smile... More »

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