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  • Men's Oral Health
    Jun. 9, 2020

    Men's Oral Health

    General oral health

    Studies show that men are less likely than women to take care of their health in general - and oral health even less. Good oral health is linked to longevity and men are less likely to visit a dentist for regular preventive dental care, often neglecting their oral health and only visiting a dentist when a problem arises. Regular dental cleanings and exams, along with daily flossing and twice-daily brushing, are key to maintaining a healthy smile.

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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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  • Why cigars can be just as dangerous as cigarettes
    Nov. 1, 2019

    Why cigars can be just as dangerous as cigarettes

    General oral health

    Once largely the domain of older men, cigar smoking is now also popular with teens. In fact, a higher percentage of high school students than adults say they smoke cigars, with flavored cigars likely driving youth appeal.Unfortunately, this habit can not only lead to oral health problems, but it’s also addictive and can be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes. Teens are especially vulnerable to nicotine addiction.

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  • Dangers of Tobacco
    Apr. 9, 2019

    Dangers of Tobacco

    General oral health

    An estimated 438,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking.1 Using tobacco products increases the risk of getting cancers of the head and neck. According to the American Cancer Society, no form of tobacco is safe.

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  • MLB Hits Smokeless Tobacco Out of the Park
    Jul. 5, 2017

    MLB Hits Smokeless Tobacco Out of the Park

    General oral health

    Major League Baseball parks across the country have banned smokeless tobacco, a play that will help encourage fans and players to kick a habit that's bad for oral and overall health.1 The biggest winners of the new rule may be our nation's kids, who will no longer see and want to mimic their favorite baseball... More »

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  • Why Men Should Take Better Care of Their Smiles
    Jun. 1, 2017

    Why Men Should Take Better Care of Their Smiles

    General oral health

    The men in our lives are important to us – which is why we should remind them how essential it is to take good care of their grins. Certain lifestyle choices and habits may put men at a disadvantage when it comes to oral health, but smiles are important – so their oral health care... More »

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  • Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer
    Apr. 4, 2017

    Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    At a routine checkup, dentists can spot a lot more than just cavities. In fact, your dentist can detect the symptoms of more than 120 diseases, including oral cancer – another reason why it is so important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and exams. You may not realize it, but your dentist is... More »

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