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  • Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams
    Aug. 2, 2019

    Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams

    Children’s Oral Health

    Parents of children in elementary, middle and high school are encouraged to schedule a dental appointment this summer before the 2019-2020 school year begins. Illinois children going into kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades are required to get a dental exam. A new state law expanded the requirement to incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year. Dental checkups are now required for approximately 150,000 incoming Illinois ninth graders.

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  • Survey Finds Illinoisans Would Like to See the Dentist More Often
    Jan. 30, 2017

    Survey Finds Illinoisans Would Like to See the Dentist More Often

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages making dental visits a priority in 2017 Dentists lead the pack of health practitioners Illinois adults want to see more often, according to a survey out today from Delta Dental of Illinois.1 The dental benefits carrier is encouraging Illinoisans to make visiting the dentist a priority to improve their oral... More »

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  • Autism and Oral Health
    Apr. 13, 2015

    Autism and Oral Health

    General oral health

    Because children love their sweets and tend to be accident-prone, it's always a good idea to be extra mindful of their oral health. This is especially true for parents of children with autism, who may be more susceptible to oral health issues.1 Problems such as bruxism (tooth grinding), enamel erosion, dry mouth and non-nutritive chewing... More »

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  • What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer
    Apr. 6, 2015

    What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    Thanks to technological advances, medical knowledge and early detection, we've seen some progress in the fight against oral cancer over the last 30 years. About 60 percent of people diagnosed with oral cancer will survive for at least five years.1 Although survival rates have risen steadily, oral cancer is a serious condition, and it's important... More »

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  • Avoid Baseball's Bad Habits and Hit a Home Run with your Oral Health
    Apr. 4, 2015

    Avoid Baseball's Bad Habits and Hit a Home Run with your Oral Health

    General oral health

    From chewing tobacco to sunflower seeds, some bad oral health habits can be found on the baseball diamond. While the popularity of chewing tobacco has decreased in baseball over the years,1 it still causes major league oral health problems such as root decay, leathery white patches inside your cheek, red sores and even oral cancer.... More »

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  • Let Go of Winter Mouth Woes
    Jan. 20, 2015

    Let Go of Winter Mouth Woes

    General oral health

    The holidays are over, but the chilly winter weather is still going strong. Sledding, skating and snowmen are among the most enjoyable winter hobbies. While winter can bring grins, the frigid temps tend to trigger mouth problems. Much like a snowflake, each person's set of teeth is unique. Some are sensitive to cold air, while... More »

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  • Chew on This: An Overview of Gum
    Feb. 13, 2014

    Chew on This: An Overview of Gum

    General oral health

    Think a little chewing gum will cure your bad breath this Valentine's Day? Think again. Read on for the truth behind that myth – and chew on a few more facts along the way. Though it's been around for thousands of years, chewing gum became widespread in the U.S. after chicle, a natural gum that's... More »

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