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Dental Library

Below you will find a wide array of interesting and educational links that we feel will benefit your understanding and knowledge of your dental health.

If you have a suggestion for a link that you feel would be of interest, please feel free to email it to us so we can share it with all of our patients.


Dental Associations

Academy of General Dentistry

American Dental Association

Massachusetts Dental Society

Dental Topics Prepared by

Academy of General Dentistry

(open as easy to read PDF files)


Allergies and Dentistry Allergic reactions are sensitivities to a specific substance, called an allergen, that makes contact with the skin, or is inhaled into the lungs, swallowed, or injected. Some allergic reactions are mild, while others can be severe and life-threatening.


Amalgam Dental amalgam is a mix of metal (also known as an alloy) that is made by combining mercury, silver, tin, copper, and sometimes other metallic elements.


Athletic Mouthguards An athletic mouthguard is a flexible appliance that is worn during athletic and recreational activities to protect teeth from trauma. Custom-fabricated mouthguards are essential for preventing athletic oral/facial injuries, such as broken teeth, jaw fractures, cerebral hemorrhages, and neck injuries.

Bruxism Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding and clenching that causes facial pain.

Child's First Dental Visit Prepare your child for that first visit and the result may be the start of positive, lifelong dental care.

Children's Oral Health Taking your child to the dentist at an early age is the best way to prevent oral health problems.

Cosmetic Dentistry Your dentist can perform a variety of cosmetic procedures to improve your smile�from subtle changes to major repairs. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing. Your dentist can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn teeth, or alter the length of your teeth.

Crowns Dental restorations restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure, which can be caused by caries or external trauma, such as chipping or cracking a tooth.

Dental Emergencies
This fact sheet includes a helpful guide on how to pack an emergency dental care kit.


Dental Emergencies
What to when a tooth is knocked out or chipped.


Dental Insurance Explains how dental insurance works

Dental Sealants This fact sheet explains how sealants protect against tooth decay

Dentin Hypersensitivity This fact sheet explains what hypersensitivity is and how you can prevent it

Dentures This fact sheet provides tips on how to care for a denture.

Dentures 2 This fact sheet explains how dentures feel and who are typical candidates for dentures.

Dentures 3 This fact sheet explains who might benefit from a denture

Dry Mouth Discuss the causes and effects of dry mouth with your patients.

Eating Disorders

Effects of Smoking on the Mouth

Family Oral Health Good oral health starts at home.

Fellow and Masters of the AGD Explaining your award to your patients gives them added satisfaction in their choice for a general dentist.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol while pregnant.

Flossing

Fluoride Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in various concentrations in soil and drinking water.

General Dentists Help your patients understand the difference between general dentists and specialists.

Geriatric Dental Care

Halitosis

How to Choose a Dentist

Implants

Infection Control

Laser Dentistry

Men's Oral Health

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Mouth Rinses

Mouth Sores

Nutrition

Oral Cancer

Oral Care and Cancer

Oral Hygiene

Oral Piercing

Oral Warning Signs

Orthodontics

Pain Management

Pacifiers

Pediatric Dentistry

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

Root Canal Therapy

Sedation

Senior Oral Health Care

Sensitive Teeth

Sleep Apnea

Sports Dentistry

Technology in the Dental Office

Teen's Oral Health

Tooth Decay

Tooth Erosion

Toothpaste Abrasivity

Women's Oral Health

Xylitol

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