August 6, 2019
The Many Costs (Financial and Well-Being) of Poor Oral Health
Financial limitations often prevent people from getting timely dental care. The negative impacts of poor dental health go well beyond just having bad teeth -- they also affect health, employment and well-being.
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January 14, 2019
Connections Between Oral Health and Well Being
You might be surprised to know that the benefits of maintaining good dental health extend far beyond just your mouth. In fact your oral health—the health of your teeth and gums—has a major impact on overall health, medical costs, and quality of life. Find out what UIC is doing to educate patients and the future workforce to improve oral health as part of overall health.
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February 8, 2018
What can my dentist tell me about my overall health?
The mouth is a window into the rest of your body... and you might be surprised about what you can learn during a routine dentist visit.
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March 29, 2017
Streptococcus-mutans bacteria dental plaque
Most bacteria in our bodies are harmless; some are even beneficial. Then there are the bacteria that cause oral diseases such as tooth decay, or cavities, and periodontal disease. These bacteria cause big problems because there are so many of these little recycling machines.
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November 2, 2016

Oral health is often taken for granted, but it is an essential part of our everyday lives.

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