Good dental care is important to maintaining healthy teeth, gums, and tongue since the condition 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 regularly.
- Dental Health (MedlinePlus)
- A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby Video (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Health Info (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) [Easy-to-Read]
- How Teeth Grow Video (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- MouthHealthy (American Dental Association)
- Mouth Healthy Kids Videos
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 can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
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 Symptom Checker helps you understand possible conditions associated with your dental symptoms. 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 Jennifer Walker, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.
Last reviewed May 22, 2019