RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
To learn how to take better care of your mouth, including products that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance, visit the American Dental Association’s public website MouthHealthy.org. There’s also MouthHealthyKids.org, a great site for teaching kids the importance of brushing, how to deal with braces, and what to expect when they go to the dentist. There are even games and puzzles.
Learn about dental issues (http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/) for every member of your family, whether they’re 8 months or 80 years old. Each section from Pregnancy through Adults Over 60 covers dental health concerns, healthy habits, and nutrition tips targeted to each life stage.
Have a question about your dental health? Search over 120 topics to learn and watch videos about different dental issues and discover how you can prevent and/or treat these issues.
There are so many dental care products on the store shelves, how do you decide what’s best for you and your family … favorite brand, lowest price, great flavor, safe and effective? The ADA Seal of Acceptance database can help you narrow down your search for oral health products that do exactly what they claim under a Seal you can trust.
Check out your symptoms on the ADA Dental Symptom Checker, which can help you understand what your dental symptoms may mean so that you can make informed decisions about your dental health. You can also download the Symptom Checker app for Android and Apple devices.
Making wise food and beverage choices can be good for your entire body, as well as helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Learn about foods that could help – or harm your dental health.
Want to make dental health fun for children? Visit MouthHealthyKids.org. There you’ll find fun videos and activities for kids of all ages. There are even some presentations for educators.