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Be a Floss Boss

Like most people, you probably spend at least part of Thanksgiving Day eating turkey, mashed potatoes and all of the trimmings. Sometimes there’s pie on Thursday night, and then you’ll likely repeat the whole menu on Friday when you enjoy the leftovers. After all of that eating and snacking, November 27 is the perfect time… More »

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Green Beans and Bacon

Ingredients: 2 ½ lbs. green beans, trimmed Salt ½ lb. bacon, roughly chopped 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced Juice from ½ lemon Pepper to taste Directions: Add green beans to a pot of boiling water and cook until bright green and tender (about 5 minutes). Drain the green beans and… More »

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

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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National Diabetes Month: Cases of Diabetes Rising at Alarming Rate

Diabetics may be at higher risk for oral health issues A record number of Illinois residents are suffering from diabetes, a disease that is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.1 With more than one million reported cases last year, 2014 was the third consecutive year cases of diabetes have increased in… More »

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Caring for Loved Ones – and Their Oral Health

Happy National Family Caregivers Month. At any given time, more than 65 million people in the U.S. care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member, spending an average of 20 hours per week providing care.1 If you’re part of the 29 percent of the U.S. population caring for loved ones,2 it’s important to… More »

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How Dental Differs from Medical

If you have both medical and dental benefits, you may wonder why they work differently when it comes to payments and coverage. Although dental and medical benefits both help cover the costs of certain treatments, they actually serve different purposes. Why They’re Different Medical care usually focuses on reactive treatments for disease and illness, treating… More »

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Dental Coverage Essential to Your Overall Well-Being

Whether you have access to insurance coverage through your employer or you purchase individually, the end of the year is frequently decision time. As you make your choices, make sure you consider the importance of dental coverage and know what to look for in your insurance carrier. If you’re like many consumers, you may view… More »

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Clementine Pumpkins

Ingredients: Clementines Celery stalks Directions: Peel the clementines to reveal the orange fruit inside. Slice a 1.5-inch piece from a stalk of celery and insert it into the hole at the top of the clementine.  You may need to slice the celery stalk in half vertically to get it to fit. Repeat the process for… More »

Treat Giving Expected To Be Up This Halloween

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 »