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Oral Cancer Walk 2018

On Saturday, August 25, Dr Josephine Chang Pallotto hosted the second annual Oral Cancer Foundation Walk/Run for Awareness in Memory of Susan Chang alongside the Chicago Dental Society, the ADA, the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, and multiple other sponsors. The walk was created in honor of Dr. Chang Pallotto's late mother who suffered from a form of oral cancer. With oral cancer on the rise, the goal of the walk is to stimulate awareness in hopes of catching the disease in its early stages to increase survival rates. 

The walk included free oral cancer screenings from 2 head and neck surgeons, an oral surgeon and a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Other awesome parts of the walk ...

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The Care and Keeping of Your Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth is one of the simplest ways you can take charge of your overall health.

While they are basic and inexpensive, toothbrushes are one of your best defenses against plaque, cavities and gum disease. In order for your toothbrush to take care of you, it is equally important for you to take care of your toothbrush.

Below are three tips to consider in the care and keeping of your toothbrush:

Keep Your Toothbrush in a Sanitary Place

The bathroom counter is a common place to store your toothbrush, but in reality, keeping your toothbrush our in the open can be an unhealthy decision. Airborne germs — particularly those from toilet flushes — ...

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How to Know When Dentures Are the Right Tooth Replacement Solution for You

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There’s a reason why dentures are such a popular option for replacing missing teeth; they work well for many people and are easily adapted to the unique needs of each individual.

If you don't have a positive reaction to the idea of dentures, it’s probably because you don’t realize how advances in dentistry – from improved methods to state-of-the-art technology and materials – have improved virtually everything about them.

Improved Appearance

Decades ago, the primary purpose of dentures was function not esthetics, and their fake appearance was primarily due to the limited availability of materials.

Today’s dentures are made with updated materials that can be customized to enhance your appearance, from the gum color ...

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What to Look for in a Lansing Dentist

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If you are new to the area or unhappy with your current dentist in Lansing, IL, it is a good idea to establish yourself and your family in a dental practice you can trust. By planning ahead, you will be able to book your routine dental appointments or get the care you need when you have a dental emergency.

Choosing a dentist means you are making an important choice for your health. Here are a few points to consider.

Is the Dentist Experienced?

Choosing a dentist with experience in all aspects of general dentistry means care you can count on. At Pallotto Dental Care, we are an established practice with seasoned dentists who ...

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Oral Cancer Screening

Pallotto Dental Care will be teaming up with WGN radio this May in an effort to spread awareness about Oral Cancer Screenings!

Starting Wednesday, May 9th, WGN radio will begin this 10-week campaign to increase awareness regarding the need for a more thorough oral health examination. Pallotto Dental Care will be one of only a few dental offices who will be participating in this campaign as an office that provides Velscope Oral Cancer Screenings. 

Please call us today for more information on getting screened or visit

You can also text SCOPE to 41411 and it provides a link with more information!


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Why are Dental Implants Considered the "Gold Standard"

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You may have heard the term "gold standard" used when describing tooth replacement options. The dictionary defines it as the best or most reliable thing of its type, which is certainly true in the case of dental implants.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Before we talk about why implants are so effective, it helps to understand the basics of what they do. Dental implants are the only solution for missing teeth that replace the entire tooth structure, including the root. A titanium post is placed surgically in your jaw and allowed to heal and integrate with surrounding bone and tissue. After healing, a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures will ...

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