Health Information

Oral Health

  • Bleaching

    Detailed information on teeth bleaching, including potential risks and side effects

  • Orthodontics/Braces

    Detailed information on healthcare for braces

  • Bridges

    Detailed information on healthcare for dental bridges

  • Brushing and Toothpaste

    Detailed information on brushing and toothpaste

  • Bruxism

    Detailed information on bruxism, including causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Tooth Decay (Caries or Cavities)

    Detailed information on tooth decay and preventing cavities

  • Dentures

    Detailed information on the most common types of dentures

  • Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to gum disease, which is an infection of the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place.

  • Tooth Fillings

    Detailed information on tooth fillings, including the different types such as dental amalgams, composite resins, porcelain veneers, crowns, and cast gold restorations

  • Flossing

    Detailed information on the importance of proper flossing technique

  • Fluoride

    Detailed information on fluoride

  • Mouth Guards and Dental Emergencies

    Detailed information on the importance of mouthguards to prevent dental emergencies

  • Halitosis (Bad Breath)

    Detailed information on halitosis (bad breath), including causes and treatment

  • Illustration of the Mouth

    Detailed anatomical description of the mouth, including a full-color, labeled illustration

  • Dental Implants

    Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks

  • Home Page - Oral Health

    Detailed information on oral and dental heathcare

  • Dental Care for Infants and Children

    Detailed information on dental care for infants and children

  • Mouth Infections

    Detailed information on mouth infections, including the oral herpes simplex virus infection

  • Online Resources - Oral Health

    List of online resources to find additional information on oral and dental healthcare

  • Periodontal Diseases

    Detailed information on periodontal disease, including types, symptoms, causes, and treatment

  • Prevention of Oral Diseases / Dental Problems

    Detailed information on the prevention of oral diseases and dental problems

  • Dental Procedures

    Detailed information on the most common dental procedures, including braces, bleaching, bridges, dentures, dental implants, fillings, root canal, sealants, and wisdom teeth extraction

  • Mouth Rinse

    Detailed information on mouth rinse and oral healthcare

  • Root Canal Therapy

    Detailed information on a root canal procedure

  • Dental Sealants

    Detailed information on dental sealants

  • Topic Index - Oral Health

    Detailed information on oral and dental heathcare

  • Oral Health / Dental Specialists

    Detailed information on different oral healthcare specialists, including a doctor of dental surgery, doctor of dental medicine, pediatric dentist, endodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, periodontist, and prosthodontist

  • Specific Oral Health and Dental Problems

    Detailed information on the most common oral health and dental problems

  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

    Detailed information on temporomandibular disorder, including causes, symptoms, and treatment

  • Oral Cancer and Tobacco

    All tobacco products, from cigarettes to snuff, contain toxins, carcinogens, and nicotine, an addictive substance.

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction

    Because most mouths are too small for the four additional molars called wisdom teeth, these teeth usually must be extracted.

  • Oral Cancer

    Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.