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  • How to manage stress during the coronavirus pandemic
    Apr. 2, 2020

    How to manage stress during the coronavirus pandemic

    General oral health

    With the legalization of cannabis in Illinois, it may be tempting to turn to marijuana — as well as tobacco and alcohol — as a way to manage anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. But Delta Dental of Illinois is urging Illinoisans to opt for healthier ways to relieve stress this April during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. “Smoking marijuana can lead to a number of oral health problems including dry mouth and an increased risk of cavities and gum disease,”

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  • Talking with kids about the dangers of vaping
    Feb. 6, 2020

    Talking with kids about the dangers of vaping

    Children’s Oral Health

    It’s never too early to talk with your kids about the dangers of tobacco, especially given the explosive growth of vaping. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a great time to address the issue. Here’s why there’s reason for concern: The use of e-cigarettes among Illinois high schoolers increased by 45% between 2016 and 2018.

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  • The best ways to discourage kids from using tobacco
    Nov. 6, 2019

    The best ways to discourage kids from using tobacco

    Children’s Oral Health

    Hundreds of cases of lung disease and at least nine deaths have recently been linked by health officials to vaping. This is especially concerning in light of the explosive growth in e-cigarette usage by high schoolers (up 78% in 2018).

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  • Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss
    May 1, 2019

    Four Ways You Could Be at Risk for Tooth Loss

    General oral health

    Older Americans are keeping their teeth longer than ever.1 Here’s more good news: Some causes of tooth loss can be in your control. That’s why it is so important to maintain a good oral health routine and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

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  • Get a Fit Smile This Year!
    Jan. 5, 2018

    Get a Fit Smile This Year!

    General oral health

    The new year is a time for picking resolutions and sticking to them (for as long as possible). In addition to working out and eating healthy, why not consider the “fitness” of your teeth? Along with building strong muscles, take these steps to build strong enamel.1 Limit sugary foods and drinks. Bacteria in your mouth... More »

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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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