Oral Health Information for the Consumer

 
Bad Breath Dentures Osteoporosis & Oral Health
Brushing/Flossing Diabetes Pregnancy & Oral Health
Braces Dry Mouth (xerostomia) Root Canal Treatment
Bridges Eating Disorders Seniors
Bruxism (teeth grinding) Fillings Sjögren's Syndrome
Cancer & Oral Health Fluoride Special Needs Dentistry
Cavities (caries) Gum Disease (periodontal disease) Sports & Dental Care
Cosmetic Dentistry Laser Dentistry Teeth Grinding (bruxism)
Crowns Latex Allergy Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
Dental Anxiety Medications Tobacco
Dental Emergencies Nutrition & Oral Health Tooth Pain
Dental Implants Oral Cancer Tooth Whitening
Dental Visits Oral Piercing Veneers
    Wisdom Teeth (third molars)

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Bad Breath
Bad Breath - Mayo Clinic
Bad Breath (Halitosis) - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Halitosis (Bad Breath) - Academy of General Dentistry
Halitosis (Bad Breath)- American Academy of Family Physicians
Halitosis - (Mal Aliento) (Espa√Īol) - American Academy of Family Physicians
Halitosis (Bad Breath) - University of Maryland Medical Center (can translate German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese)
Take Your Bad Breath Away - Massachusetts Dental Society
Halitosis/bad breath - American Dental Association (PDF)


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Brushing/Flossing
Boca y Dientes: Cómo mantenerlos saludables (Mouth and Teeth: How to Keep Them Healthy) - American Academy of Family Physicians
Brushing and Flossing: An Animated Demo - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Cuidado de los dientes - National Center for Farmworker Health
Should I Floss? - Academy of General Dentistry
Plaque: What It Is and How to Get Rid of It - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
La Placa--Que es la placa dental y como puede quitarsela? - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Proper Brushing - American Dental Hygienists'  Association
Proper Flossing - American Dental Hygienists' Association
The Life of a Tooth: A Visual Timeline - Academy of General Dentistry

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Braces (Orthodontics)
American Association of Orthodontists
Braces and Orthodontics - American Dental Association
Orthodontia - MedlinePlus


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Bridges
Bridges - American Dental Association
Dental health and bridges - WebMD in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic

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Bruxism
Breaking the Habit of the Daily Grind - Massachusetts Dental Society
Bruxism (Tooth Grinding) - Academy of General Dentistry
Bruxism - Loyola University Health System
Bruxism/Teeth Grinding - Mayo Clinic


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Cancer & Oral Health
Cancer Treatment and Oral Health - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Oral Cancer Foundation - Oral Cancer Foundation
Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation - National Cancer Institute
Quimioterapia y la Boca (Chemotherapy and Your Mouth) - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Su Boca y el Tratamiento de Radiación en la Cabeza y el Cuello (Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Three good reasons to see a dentist before cancer treatment - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Tres buenas razones para ver a un dentista Antes de comenzar el tratamiento contra el c√°ncer - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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Cavities (caries)
All About Cavities - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Cavities and Tooth Decay - Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Cavities - Loyola University Health System

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Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry - MedlinePlus
Cosmetic Dentistry - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Cosmetic Dentistry - Academy of General Dentistry

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Crowns
Crowns - American Dental Association
Crowns - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dental Crowns - WebMD

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Dental Anxiety
Anxiety - Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Anxiety - American Dental Association
What is Dental Anxiety and Phobia? - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine


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Dental Emergencies
What is a dental emergency? - Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Emergencies - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dental first aid supplies - Indiana State Department of Health
Traumatic Dental Injuries - American Association of Endodontics
Handling dental emergencies - WebMD

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Dental Implants
Dental Implants - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (PDF)
Dental Implants - American Academy of Periodontology
Implants: Filling the Toothless Gap - Massachusetts Dental Society
Benefits of Dental Implants - American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Implants - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Dental Visits
Your Dental Visit: What to Expect - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dental Visits - Academy of General Dentistry

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Dentures
Dentures - Academy of General Dentistry
Dentures - American Society for Dental Aesthetics
Dentures - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Dentures - MedlinePlus

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Diabetes
Diabetes: Dental Tips - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
La diabetes: Consejos sobre la salud oral (Diabetes Dental Tips) - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Enfermedad Periodontal y Diabetes (Diabetes and Periodontal Disease) - American Academy of Periodontology
Evite los problemas de la diabetes: Mantenga los dientes y encías sanos (Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your teeth and gums healthyNational Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Oral Health & Oral Hygiene - American Diabetes Association
Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Dry Mouth (xerostomia)
Dry Mouth - Mayo Clinic
Dry Mouth - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

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Eating disorders
Eating disorders - Massachusetts Dental Society
Bulimia - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Fillings
What is Dental Amalgam (Silver Fillings)? - Academy of General Dentistry
What is a Composite Resin (White Fillings)? - Academy of General Dentistry
Fillings: The Basics - Columbia University of College of Dental Medicine

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Fluoride
Fluoride - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
What Is Fluoride? - Indiana State Department of Health

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Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)
Gum Disease - MedlinePlus
Periodontal (Gum) Disease - Academy of General Dentistry
Gum (Periodontal) Diseases - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Procedures for Treating Gum DiseaseAmerican Academy of Periodontology
Preventing Periodontal Disease - Tennessee Department of Health
¬ŅQu√© es la enfermedad periodontal? (What Is Periodontal Disease?) - American Academy of Periodontology
Assess Your Risk of Gum Disease: Take a Self-Evaluation Quiz - American Academy of Periodontology

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Laser Dentistry
Laser Use in Dentistry - WebMD
Dental Light Sabers: Coming Soon? - Academy of General Dentistry
What is Laser Dentistry - Academy of General Dentistry

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Latex Allergy
Latex Allergy - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
What is Latex Allergy? - Academy of General Dentistry
Ensure You Have an Allergy-Free Dental Visit - Academy of General Dentistry

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Medications
Medication - Academy of General Dentistry
Herbal Medications vs. Conventional Drugs - Academy of General Dentistry
Safe Medication.com - American Society of Health System Pharmacists

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Nutrition & Oral Health
Mouth-Healthy Eating - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Nutrition - Academy of General Dentistry

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Oral Cancer
C√°ncer del labio y la cavidad oral (Cancer of the Lip and Oral Cavity) - National Cancer Institute
Cancer of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx - Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Catching a Killer: What You Should Know about Oral Cancer - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Throat Cancer - Mayo Clinic
Oral Cancer - MedlinePlus
Oral Cancer - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research PDF)
Head and Neckk Oncology - University of Maryland Medical Center
Oral Cancer: Confronting the Enemy - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Oral Cancer Foundation (site map) - Oral Cancer Foundation (Pages are available in Spanish)
Your Reflection Can Help with Early Detection - Massachusetts Dental Society
What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer - National Cancer Institute

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Oral Piercing
Dental Health: Oral Piercing - WebMD
Oral Piercing - Academy of General Dentistry

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Osteoporosis & Oral Health
Oral Health and Bone Disease - National Institute of Arthritis and Muskuloskeletal and Skin Diseases
Oral Health and Bone Disease - MedicineNet.com

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Pregnancy & Oral Health
Pregnancy Cravings Can Harm Your Oral Health - Academy of General Dentistry
Pregnancy and Oral Health - Academy of General Dentistry
How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment - American Association of Endodontists
Root Canal Therapy - University of Maryland Medical Center
Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics) - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Seniors
Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth (English) - National Institute on Aging
El cuidado de sus Dientes y Boca (Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth) - National Institute on Aging
Seniors' Oral Health - Academy of General Dentistry

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Sjögren's Syndrome
NINDS Sjögrens Syndrome Information Page - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Sjögren's Syndrome - American Dental Hygienists' Association
Sjögren's Syndrome - National Women's Health Resource Center
Questions and Answers About Sjögren's Syndrome (English) - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
¬ŅQu√© es el s√≠ndrome de Sj√∂gren? - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
About Sjögren's Syndrome - Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation

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Special Needs Dentistry
Physical Limitations Can Affect Oral Hygiene - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Sports & Dental Care
Sports and oral health - Academy of General Dentistry
The price paid for higher energy is highly dangerous to teeth - Academy of General Dentistry
Facial protection awareness - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Treating and preventing facial injury - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
TMJ - American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) - Indiana State Department of Health
TMJ Disorders - Loyola University Health Systems
TMJ Disorders - Mayo Clinic
TMJ-Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder - Academy of General Dentistry

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Tobacco
QuitNet - Boston University's School of Public Health.
Quitting Smoking - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
¬°Rompa con el h√°bito de fumar! (Kicking the Smoking Habit) - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- English and Spanish.
Smokeless Tobacco - Indiana State Department of Health.
Spit Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Spitting into the Wind: The Facts about Dip and Chew - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Smoking - National Cancer Institute.
Tabaco: Informaci√≥n an espa√Īol - National Cancer Institute.
You Can Control Your Weight as You Quit Smoking - Weight Control Information Network.

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Tooth Pain
Common Dental Symptoms - American Association of Endodontics
Sensitive Teeth - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Tooth Disorders - MedlinePlus
Tooth Problems - American Academy of Family Physicians

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Tooth Whitening
Facts about the white stuff - Massachusetts Dental Society
Oral Health Guide: Teeth Whitening - WebMD
Teeth Bleaching: Is It The Right Treatment For You? - University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Tooth Whitening - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Veneers
Veneers - American Dental Association (PDF)
Veneers - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

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Wisdom Teeth (third molars)
Impacted Tooth - Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
Wisdom Teeth - Academy of General Dentistry
Wisdom Teeth - American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Dental health: wisdom teeth basics - WebMD

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