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  • May is Women's Health Month
    May 8, 2018

    May is Women's Health Month

    General oral health

    According to a new survey by Delta Dental of Illinois, 1 in 5 women in Illinois have been told they have gum disease1, which has been linked to several health problems affecting women. May is Women's Health Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate women about the unique oral health needs they face.... More »

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  • Women's Oral Health Care
    May 1, 2015

    Women's Oral Health Care

    General oral health

    In May, many holidays celebrate women and mothers and encourage them to make their health a priority, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to raise awareness about some of the oral health concerns that women may face. National Women's Health Week, celebrated to help women understand the steps they can take to improve their health,... More »

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  • Moms-To-Be: Beware of Gestational Diabetes
    May 6, 2014

    Moms-To-Be: Beware of Gestational Diabetes

    General oral health

    Affecting nearly 18% of all expecting mothers, gestational diabetes can put both mother and baby at a higher risk of developing diabetes at a later stage in life. Gestational diabetes is a temporary condition in which healthy women experience high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. The high sugar levels in the blood can increase the... More »

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  • Do You Have the Candy Corn Gene?
    Oct. 22, 2013

    Do You Have the Candy Corn Gene?

    General oral health

    Does Halloween candy call your name? If you're powerless against the sweet stuff, it may not be your fault. Scientists at York University recently discovered a gene that affects how much a person desires sweet or fatty foods. It has to do with the pleasure receptors in the body. The hedonic system – the part... More »

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  • Oral Health Tips for Expectant Mothers
    Aug. 15, 2013

    Oral Health Tips for Expectant Mothers

    General oral health

    As any woman who has been pregnant can tell you, there are many health changes that come with carrying a baby. Oral health is no exception. Here are five things to know if you or your significant other are expecting. 1) Be aware of pregnancy gingivitis symptoms. Expectant mothers experience hormone changes that can exaggerate... More »

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