Health Information

Oral Health

  • Tooth Whitening

    Detailed information on teeth whitening, 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 Restorations

    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 4 additional molars called wisdom teeth, these teeth usually must be removed.

  • 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.

  • Oral Hairy Leukoplakia
    Oral hairy leukoplakia is a condition that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can trigger. The condition causes white lesions, or patches, on your tongue. Sometimes the lesions occur in other areas of your mouth. The patches may be hairy in appearance. This is where the name comes from.