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  • Caring for children's teeth between ages 6 and 18
    Apr. 8, 2021

    Caring for children's teeth between ages 6 and 18

    Children’s Oral Health

    While oral health care is important from birth, it’s especially critical starting at age 6 when permanent teeth begin to come in. Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases for kids and it’s usually preventable. Cavities and gum disease occur even more frequently as children reach adolescence — with 54% of kids ages 12 to 19 having had, or currently having, cavities.

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Provides Free Dental Exams to Children in Elgin
    Aug. 13, 2019

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Provides Free Dental Exams to Children in Elgin

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Forty-one Illinois children received free dental exams on Saturday in Elgin. The event held at Elgin Community College’s Dental Assisting Clinic was part of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Dentist By 1 program, which educates parents and caregivers about good oral health habits and the benefits of starting dental visits early. About 62% of children attending this year’s event had never been to a dentist before, and 35% showed signs of tooth decay.

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