It is important to maintain good dental care since the health of your mouth is closely linked to your overall health. You can prevent oral health problems by brushing and flossing your teeth daily, limiting sugar in your diet, not smoking or chewing tobacco, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis. For financial assistance with managing your condition, see our page on Free & Discounted Services.
Managing dental health can be a confusing experience for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers. To learn about the specific kinds of providers that might make up your health care team, as well as the services, programs, support groups, and organizations that can help you manage, visit the Managing Dental Health page.
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools give you easy-to-use information and resources that can help you get and stay healthy. For tips on choosing apps, see How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
BrushDJ helps you time how long to brush your teeth by playing 2 minutes of music from your device’s music library. Free. iOS, Android.
Dental Trauma First Aid provides information about caring for dental trauma at the scene of an accident. Less than $10. iOS, Android.
Toothsavers is a game designed to teach children healthy brushing habits by defeating a cavity-creating sorceress. Free. iOS, Android.
Resources selected by Lindsey Chan, Cigna.
Last reviewed November 1, 2021