6 Healthy Halloween Treats

As a dental benefits company, we obviously care a great deal about oral health and we know candy isn’t exactly the best thing for your teeth. But who are we to deprive kids of Halloween treats?

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Treat Yourself: It’s National Chocolate Day!

Everything’s better with chocolate…especially today for National Chocolate Day!

Not only is chocolate delicious, it’s one of the best sweets for your teeth. Chocolate dissolves quickly in the mouth and can be eaten easily, which decreases the amount of time sugar stays in contact with teeth. And the calcium in chocolate could help protect tooth enamel.

But wait – it gets better. Chocolate (in moderation) is good for your overall health too! It’s loaded with antioxidants, it has mood-boosting qualities and it may reduce stroke risk.

In honor of National Chocolate Day, here are some healthy ways to have a delectable day – guaranteed to make all your chocolate dreams comes true!

  • Start your day with these chocolate muffins. Yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast! Especially when they’re (secretly) filled with flax, pumpkin, prunes and chomp-worthy chocolate!
  • Continue the celebration with a DIY chocolate spa mask. This chocolate TREATment will moisturize, exfoliate and cleanse your skin.
  • After a nutritious dinner, it’s time to whip up a decadent dessert. This dark chocolate bark provides a unique crunch, filled with protein-rich chia seeds and nuts.

Celebrate a local Chocolatier!

Washington is host to a number of chocolate gurus. Check out this list of some of our favorite chocolate shops:


Intrigue Chocolates Co.

Fran’s at the Four Seasons

Oh! Chocolate


Chocolat Vitale

Petits Noirs

Chocolate Apothecary


Take some *sweet* time to enjoy chocolate today. Just remember to brush and floss after your cocoa coma subsides.

 What are your favorite chocolate treats?

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Tooth-friendly Tailgating Tips

It’s football season! That means plenty of parties and tailgating while cheering for your favorite team.

Bye Bye Binky! How to Pass the Paci and Put the Thumb Down

Like most babies, your little one probably finds comfort in a pacifier or binky or sucking a finger or thumb. But what happens when your baby treks into toddlerhood? You can take the binky away, but they’ll still have their thumb.

12.5 Five Ways to Guard Your Grin this Season

Some Things are Better Solo: 3 Reasons to Choose Standalone Dental

If you bundle your cable, Internet and phone services, there’s a good chance you’re going to save money. Buy in bulk at a warehouse and you’ll get more bang for your buck. In most cases, bundling is a smart choice. However, bundling dental and medical coverage doesn’t save you money. Standalone dental does. It also gives you better service and coverage.

Don’t believe us?

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We all make time for the things we want to do like having a Netflix marathon, stalking friends on Facebook, or playing Candy Crush.

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Does One Size Fit All? PPO vs. Premier

Whether you’re already a Delta Dental member, a soon-to-be member or a prospective member, you should take a moment to familiarize yourself with our networks. Our customers’ needs vary and one size doesn’t fit all, so we’ve designed two networks to fit your needs: PPO and Premier.


Washington Apples “Picks”

Everyone loves a fresh, crisp, delicious apple – especially during the fall season. Besides being tasty and nutritious, apples are also beneficial to your smile.

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Evaluating Dental Plan Options

Do you have a choice to make about your dental plan? Perhaps your employer offers more than one dental plan – and you’re wondering if there’s a difference.

Well, there can be a lot of differences. Review your options to see which one is the best fit for your family.

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5 Behaviors to Age Gracefully

What do you, a fine wine and George Clooney all have in common?

These are all things that get better with age!

While many adults loathe blowing out birthday candles each year, we think you should embrace your age. There are simple ways to age gracefully, and have fun while doing it.