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Brush to the Beat with Mickey Mouse!!

This is a great way to get your little ones excited and motivated to brush their teeth!

Watch here: Disney Junior on YouTube.com

 

Controlling Bad Breath

Bad breath is very common. It can last a short time or can be a chronic problem—lasting for days or months (or even longer).

Learn how to control it at ADA.org

 

7 MouthHealthy Tips for Your Summer Soiree

Whether it's a pool party, BBQ or just because, we can help you throw a summer bash that will keep your guests smiling. 7 simple party prep tips to try this weekend.

Click to read more at MouthHealthy.org

 

The Different Types of Canker Sores

Canker sores are small lesions that occur inside of the mouth. The exact cause is unknown but they are not contagious.

Click to learn more at VeryWellHealth.com

 

8 Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Have toothbrush, will travel! Use this getaway guide to find out how to take care of your teeth before, during and after vacation.

Click to learn more here at MouthHealthy.org

 

It is Root Canal Awareness Week!

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages.

Learn more here: www.aae.org

 

Do you or your children play sports? Mouthguards are a must!

Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw.

Click to Read More at MouthHealthy.org

 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

If you have never had an oral cancer examination, there is no better time to schedule one than during Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April.

Click to Learn More at aaom.com

 

Bleeding Gums and Your Health

Do your gums bleed easily? It might be because of something simple, like using the wrong technique when you brush or floss. Or it could be a sign of a health condition you need to check out.

Click to Learn More at WebMD.com

 

Top Ten Dental Symptoms

Learn more about the most common dental symptoms:

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6 Ways To Cut Back on Your Added Sugar Intake

Eating too many added sugars is linked to negative health outcomes. Learn how to make simple swaps that can help limit added sugars in your diet.

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5 Weight Loss Tips That Are Also Good for Your Teeth

If you've decided to lose a few pounds after the New Year's Eve ball drop, you're not alone. Read on for small swaps that can make a big difference on the scale and in your smile.

Click to Read More at MouthHealthy.org

 

Start 2021 off Right!

Brush with Elmo!!!

Click to Watch at SesameStreetInCommunities.org

 

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays:

Sugar plum fairies may be dancing in your head, but don't let what you eat wreak havoc on your teeth. How to handle tempting treats.

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What Causes Tooth Enamel Damage?

Tooth Enamel is the hardest substance in your body. Learn how to protect it from decades of biting, chewing, and crunching!

Click to Learn More at WebMD.com

 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Click below to learn more about how diabetes is related to your dental health...

Click to Read More at CDC.gov

 

Watch this great Retro Halloween PSA from the ADA!!

Heed the "silent cries" of your teeth! Brush for two minutes twice a day and floss once a day so that gum disease doesn't lead your teeth to a "dead end" like in this spooky Halloween #TBT PSA.

Click to View on YouTube.com

 

Healthy Eats Lead to Healthy Teeth!

Teach your kids about smart lunch choices this year! Download these fun activity sheets today.

Download at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Tips for Eating With New Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can take time. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize these effects as your dentures settle in.

Read more at VeryWellHealth.com...

 

Dry Mouth

Saliva helps prevent tooth decay by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria, limiting bacterial growth and washing away food particles.

Learn more at MayoClinic.org...

 

Dental Sealants

Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars. This is especially important when it comes to your child's dental health.

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Your Work-From-Home Survival Guide for Self-Care

These 11 tips can help you stay productive, happy, and healthy while working from home.

Learn more at EverydayHealth.com...

 

An Overview of Gum Disease

Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end -- if not properly treated -- with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.

Learn more at WebMD.com...

 

How to Alleviate Fear of Braces

Orthodontic braces can be a daunting subject. Many people are afraid when they're told they need braces.

Find out more at VeryWellHealth.com...

 

The 4 Types of Teeth and How They Function

Your teeth and the structure of your mouth play important roles in your ability to eat, speak, and stay healthy.

Find out more at EverydayHealth.com...

 

The Most Common Dental Problems

Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented.

Learn more at VeryWellHealth.com...

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. Learn more here:

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Oral Cancer Awareness

Learn how a routine visit to her dentist saved her life!

Learn more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is an infection caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease or a cracked tooth. To watch a quick video and to learn more, click here:

Learn more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Teeth grinding (bruxism) can be caused not just by stress and anxiety but by sleep disorders, an abnormal bite or teeth that are missing or crooked.

Learn more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

February is National Children's Dental Health Month.

Learn the basics of children's oral health here:

Read more at CDC.gov...

 

Fascinating facts about past presidents and their connections to dental health.

Our country's commanders in chief have quite the history with their teeth.

Learn more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

8 Bad Brushing Habits to Break in 2020

When you brush twice a day, every day, it's easy to fall back on familiar habits (which might not always be the best for your teeth). 8 brushing habits you can improve in 2020.

Learn more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Calculating the Correct Portion Sizes for Weight Loss

Understanding the right portion size for you is necessary for maintaining a healthy weight and a key ingredient to any successful weight-loss program.

Learn more at VeryWellFit.com...

 

Depression Tips for the Holidays

If you have or are prone to depression, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. Limiting holiday stress by having a plan can be helpful.

Read more at EverydayHealth.com...

 

6 Ways to Keep Your Smile Bright This Holiday Season:

Tooth-friendly stocking stuffers, music while brushing, gift ideas for houseguests, whitening, and more!

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

If you pass on hot or cold drinks because you know they'll make your teeth hurt, it may be time to talk to your dentist about the possibility that you have sensitive teeth.

Learn more at WebMD.com...

 

The Caregiver's Guide to Dental Health

If you're one of the 44 million family caregivers in the United States, you've got a lot on your mind. However, keeping your loved one's mouth healthy is important for their dental health, overall health and so much more.

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

7 Tooth-Friendly Halloween Treats:

Do dentists give out candy for Halloween? You'd be surprised how many do!

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

10 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Satisfy the midnight munchies with these nutritious nibbles...just don't forget to floss and brush before bed!!

Read more at VeryWellFit.com...

 

The Unexpected Dangers of Gum Disease

Gum disease is common and unpleasant, but, according to a growing body of evidence, it could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems.

Read more at MedicalNewsToday.com...

 

The Life of a Tooth: A Visual Timeline

Check out how your teeth and mouth change in every stage of life.

Learn more at KnowYourTeeth.com...

 

12 Signs You Need to See a Dentist:

Even if you don't have any symptoms, checkups are important because they can help prevent problems from developing and treat existing symptoms before they become more advanced.

Learn more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

How to Structure Your Child's Nighttime Routine

Brush, Book, Bed, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), has a simple and clear message for parents.

Learn more at HealthyChildren.org...

 

Aging and Your Oral Health

For older adults, maintaining good oral health may be critical to overall wellness, quality of life and maintaining a beautiful smile.

Read more at USNews.com...

 

Happy Fourth of July!

Celebrate Independence Day with these free worksheets! Print them today:

Print them at MouthHealthy.org...

 

3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay:

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Pregnant? 9 Questions You May Have About Your Dental Health

If you're a mom-to-be, don't forget to give your smile some extra TLC! Find out why:

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Every Family Should Know About Dental Health

Taking care of your family's dental health is a big responsibility. Here are a few smart choices you can make along the way to keep everyone's smiles healthy:

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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Oral Health

Sleep apnea can contribute to oral health problems and dental problems can also cause sleep apnea.

Read more at VeryWellHealth.com...

 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

Here is what you should know about the top 5 risk factors:

Read more at MouthHealthy.org...

 

The Health Benefits of Calcium

Did you know? 99% of the body's calcium supply is stored in the bones and teeth.

Read more at VeryWellHealth.com...