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  • What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health
    Nov. 7, 2017

    What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Oral Health

    General oral health

    Your tongue can say a lot – even without speaking a word. The color, texture and patterns of your tongue can provide insight into the state of your oral and overall health. Here are some things your tongue may be trying to tell you. White coating.  A tongue that appears white is usually the result... More »

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  • Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care
    Jul. 9, 2016

    Why Dental Benefits Focus on Preventive Care

    Dental benefit information

    One word explains why dental benefits work: prevention. Most dental disease is preventable, which is why dental benefits are designed to help keep your mouth healthy, so you won't develop serious oral health problems. To promote preventive care, many dental plans cover all or most of the cost for routine dental checkups, including cleanings and exams,... More »

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  • Dental Specialist: What is a Periodontist?
    Mar. 18, 2014

    Dental Specialist: What is a Periodontist?

    General oral health

    Your dentist is the first line of defense against oral health foes, but sometimes he or she needs a little help. While a dentist is trained in all oral health diseases, some severe cases require a team of trained dentists. And that's where a periodontist comes in. A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and... More »

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month – A Look Into Oral Health
    Sep. 17, 2013

    Hispanic Heritage Month – A Look Into Oral Health

    General oral health

    Every year, Americans observe and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. During this time people celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The day of September 15 is a significant date in Hispanic heritage because... More »

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  • Heart Health and Your Gums
    May 2, 2013

    Heart Health and Your Gums

    General oral health

    Like all responsible adults, I take care of my health and monitor my blood pressure for any abnormalities. That being said, I was shocked the first time I learned my oral health might have an effect on my heart! That's right, the beating in my chest isn't just affected by love, but also my oral... More »

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  • Performance and Pain
    Feb. 26, 2013

    Performance and Pain

    General oral health

    I don't know about you, but when I am in a meeting with a throbbing headache, it is hard to stay focused and alert. The pain blurs the information and I tend to bounce in and out of the meeting without ever actually grasping the message. For children, the distraction from tooth pain is the... More »

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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Individual Plans
    Feb. 19, 2013

    Delta Dental of Illinois Individual Plans

    Dental benefit information

    At Delta Dental of Illinois, we are passionate about oral health and its importance to generations of families. We also know that many Illinoisans don't have access to dental insurance. That's why we created dental plans for individuals, couples, children and families who are without dental coverage, or don’t have a dental plan that’s right... More »

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  • Sugar Shockers
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Sugar Shockers

    General oral health

    If you are anything like me, you probably don't check every single nutritional label on the foods you eat. You buy what tastes good and don't give much thought to the ingredients. Well my friend, I am here to tell you that you have been missing a lot of information that can help you keep... More »

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  • Smoking Stinks
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Smoking Stinks

    General oral health

    I was once informed that if I wait to change until I am ready, I'll be waiting the rest of my life. Change is hard and change can be scary, but when you are changing to improve your life or to make yourself healthy, change is always good. No one can deny that smoking has... More »

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