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.
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Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
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 smileï¿½from 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.
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.
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.
Dental Procedures and Topics Links to WebMD
Composites/Bonding - Link to Video
Crowns - Link to Video
Gum Disease - Link to Video
Implants - Link to Video
Lasers Oral Surgery
Scaling and Root Planing
Sealants - Link to Video