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  • Temporary baby teeth have a long-lasting effect
    Feb. 3, 2020

    Temporary baby teeth have a long-lasting effect

    Children’s Oral Health

    Baby teeth aren’t meant to be permanent. They emerge from about the time a child is 6 months old until around their third birthday. But they already start to fall out around age 6.1 Because they’re temporary placeholders for permanent teeth, issues with baby teeth may seem like no big deal. But baby teeth actually serve critical purposes.

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  • September is Healthy Aging Month
    Sep. 27, 2017

    September is Healthy Aging Month

    General oral health

    Delta Dental of Illinois encourages older adults to make oral health a priority A new survey1 from Delta Dental of Illinois finds that nearly half of Illinois adults worry about keeping their smile beautiful as they age. For Healthy Aging Month in September, Delta Dental of Illinois is encouraging adults to pay more attention to... More »

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  • Water Fluoridation: One of the Greatest Public Health Achievements
    Aug. 27, 2013

    Water Fluoridation: One of the Greatest Public Health Achievements

    General oral health

    Since U.S. cities began adding fluoride to water supplies more than 65 years ago, tooth decay has decreased dramatically. This result led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to name water fluoridation as one of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century. Though many areas in the U.S. fluoridate their water... More »

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  • Brush Your Bambino's Biters
    Jun. 20, 2013

    Brush Your Bambino's Biters

    Children’s Oral Health

    Nothing can warm your heart like that gap-toothed grin on your little kiddo. But when you go to brush their teeth, it can be a different story. Smiles could turn to cries and frowns. And many parents decide not to fight the nightly battle, thinking baby teeth don't last anyway. Just wait a couple years... More »

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