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Adult Oral Health

Older Adults and Oral Health

Older Adults and Oral Health

This fact sheet dispels many common misconceptions about oral health and growing older and offers tips on maintaining a healthy mouth for a lifetime.

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Plaque: What it is and how to get rid of it

Plaque: What it is and how to get rid of it

This brochure shows how to brush and floss.

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Burning Mouth

Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome

This patient fact sheet discusses the signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of burning mouth syndrome. It also offers helpful tips for easing the pain associated with this condition.

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Children's Oral Health

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

This easy-to-read brochure is for parents of infants or toddlers. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit.

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Baby teeth are important!  (17x22 Poster)

Baby teeth are important! (17x22 Poster)

A companion to the popular brochure "A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby," this poster explains why baby teeth are important.

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A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby (for American Indians and Alaska Natives)

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby (for American Indians and Alaska Natives)

This easy-to-read brochure is for parents of infants or toddlers. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit.

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Baby teeth are important! (for American Indians and Alaska Natives) (17x22 Poster)

Baby teeth are important! (for American Indians and Alaska Natives) (17x22 Poster)

A companion to the popular brochure "A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby," this poster explains why baby teeth are important.

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Seal Out Tooth Decay

Seal Out Tooth Decay

This brochure is for parents of children ages 6-14. It explains what sealants are and why they're important for protecting teeth from decay. It also has a step-by-step description (with pictures) of how sealants are applied to teeth.

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Open Wide and Trek Inside

Open Wide and Trek Inside

For use with students in grades 1 and 2, this curriculum supplement focuses on oral health and the science of the oral environment.  Includes educational videos and games (in English and Spanish).  

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The Tooth Decay Process: How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity

The Tooth Decay Process: How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity

Information for parents of school-age children on how the tooth decay process starts and how it can be stopped.

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Developmental Disabilities

An Introduction to Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilities

An Introduction to Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilities

This fact sheet presents an overview of the Practical Oral Care series.

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Continuing Education: Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilities

Continuing Education: Practical Oral Care for People With Developmental Disabilities

This booklet is the resource for a free 2-hour continuing education activity for dental professionals. Topics include the health challenges and oral health problems common in people with developmental disabilities and strategies for oral care in the general practice setting.

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Practical Oral Care: Continuing Education Test

Practical Oral Care: Continuing Education Test

This 25-question test, when successfully completed by dental professionals, awards 2 hours of continuing education credit. The test is based on the Continuing Education booklet and is available through June 30, 2019.

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Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide

Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide

This booklet for caregivers details the important role they play at home in maintaining good oral health for their family member or client with special needs.

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Practical Oral Care for People With Autism

Practical Oral Care for People With Autism

This booklet for dental professionals presents an overview of health challenges in people with autism and offers strategies for providing oral care in the general practice setting.

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Practical Oral Care for People With Cerebral Palsy

Practical Oral Care for People With Cerebral Palsy

This booklet for dental professionals presents an overview of health challenges in people with cerebral palsy and offers strategies for providing oral care in the general practice setting.

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Practical Oral Care for People With Down Syndrome

Practical Oral Care for People With Down Syndrome

This booklet for dental professionals presents an overview of health challenges in people with Down syndrome and offers strategies for providing oral care in the general practice setting.

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Practical Oral Care for People With Intellectual Disability

Practical Oral Care for People With Intellectual Disability

This booklet for dental professionals presents an overview of health challenges in people with mental retardation and offers strategies for providing oral care in the general practice setting.

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Wheelchair Transfer: A Health Care Provider's Guide

Wheelchair Transfer: A Health Care Provider's Guide

This booklet provides general guidance on completing a safe wheelchair transfer in the dental setting.

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Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes: Dental Tips

Diabetes: Dental Tips

This bilingual (Spanish and English) patient fact sheet describes the warning signals of oral health problems, as well as practical information on preventing the periodontal complications of diabetes.

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Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

This patient brochure discusses the causes of dry mouth, the importance of saliva to oral health, and steps to follow to relieve dryness.

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HIV/AIDS

Mouth Problems + HIV

Mouth Problems + HIV

This brochure for patients explains the most common oral problems linked to HIV and shows what they look like. It also describes where in the mouth they occur and how they are treated.

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Low-Cost Dental Care

Finding Low-Cost Dental Care

Finding Low-Cost Dental Care

This fact sheet suggests various local, state, and federal sources of low-cost dental care. Information on accessing treatment through clinical trials and dental schools is also provided.

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Oral Cancer

Detecting Oral Cancer: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

Detecting Oral Cancer: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

This poster provides an illustrated guide to a comprehensive exam for oral cancer. Full-color photographs depict each stage of the examination, while accompanying text explains each step.

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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

This patient education pamphlet describes risk factors, signs and symptoms of oral cancer, and the importance of detecting the disease in its early stages.

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The Oral Cancer Exam

The Oral Cancer Exam

This card describes the steps of an oral cancer examination so patients know what to expect.

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Are you at Risk for Oral Cancer? What African American Men Need to Know

Are you at Risk for Oral Cancer? What African American Men Need to Know

Part of the "Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know" series, this booklet is aimed at raising African American men's awareness of their risk for oral cancer and the importance of detecting the disease early.

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The Oral Cancer Exam (What African American Men Need to Know)

The Oral Cancer Exam (What African American Men Need to Know)

A companion to "Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer? What African American Men Need to Know," this card describes the steps of an oral cancer examination.

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Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know (small poster)

Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know (small poster)

This 8.5x11 poster is designed to raise African American men's awareness of their risk for oral cancer and the importance of early detection. Part of the "Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know" series.

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Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know (large poster)

Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know (large poster)

This 17x22 poster is part of the "Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know" series.

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Oral Cancer:  Causes and Symptoms & The Oral Cancer Exam

Oral Cancer:  Causes and Symptoms & The Oral Cancer Exam

Part of the "Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know" series, this fact sheet highlights oral cancer's risk factors and signs and symptoms, and the importance of the oral cancer exam. Also includes a list of additional reading.

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Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment - for Health Professionals

Oncology Pocket Guide to Oral Health

Oncology Pocket Guide to Oral Health

This guide for the oncology professional provides quick reference for preventing and managing oral complications before, during, and after cancer treatment. Includes steps specific to chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and blood and marrow transplantation.

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Dental Provider's Oncology Pocket Guide

Dental Provider's Oncology Pocket Guide

This guide for the oral health professional provides quick reference for treating patients before, during, and after cancer treatment. It includes questions to ask the patient's oncology team before cancer treatment begins.

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Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment: What the Oncology Team Can Do

Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment: What the Oncology Team Can Do

This fact sheet for oncology professionals discusses the importance of dental treatment before a patient's cancer treatment and steps to prevent and manage oral complications. It includes management strategies specific to chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and bone marrow transplantation.

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Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment: What the Dental Team Can Do

Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment: What the Dental Team Can Do

This fact sheet for oral health professionals discusses preventing and managing complications common to a patient's cancer treatment. Also included is the role of dental professionals before, during, and after treatment.

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Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment - for Patients

Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth

Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth

This patient brochure discusses how radiation affects the mouth and the importance of seeing a dentist before, during, and after cancer treatment. Also included are self-care tips for patients to keep their mouth healthy during treatment.

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Chemotherapy and Your Mouth

Chemotherapy and Your Mouth

This patient brochure discusses how chemotherapy affects the mouth and the importance of seeing a dentist before, during, and after treatment. Also included are self-care tips for patients to keep their mouth healthy during treatment.

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Three Good Reasons To See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment

Three Good Reasons To See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment

This patient pamphlet discusses reasons to see a dentist before cancer treatment, how to protect the mouth during treatment, and advice on when to call the cancer care team about mouth problems. Self-care tips are also provided.

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Three Good Reasons To See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment. Illustrated Booklet

Three Good Reasons To See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment. Illustrated Booklet

This illustrated booklet is based on "Three Good Reasons to See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment", and is appropriate for adults with reading skills at the 2nd grade level or below.

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Organ Transplantation

Dental Management of the Organ or Stem Cell Transplant Patient

Dental Management of the Organ or Stem Cell Transplant Patient

This fact sheet for dental professionals presents the challenges in treating pre- and post-transplant patients and offers strategies for providing care.

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Organ or Stem Cell Transplant and Your Mouth

Organ or Stem Cell Transplant and Your Mouth

This patient fact sheet discusses how transplantation and anti-rejection medications affect oral health and the steps to take before and after transplantation to keep the mouth healthy.

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Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

This brochure is for people with gum disease. It discusses the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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Spanish-Language Publications

Una boca saludable para su bebé

Una boca saludable para su bebé

The Spanish version of "A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby." This easy-to-read brochure is for parents of infants or toddlers. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit.

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iLos dientes de leche son importantes! (17x22 Poster)

iLos dientes de leche son importantes! (17x22 Poster)

A companion to the popular Spanish version of "A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby," this poster explains why baby teeth are important.

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Selle los dientes contra la caries dental

Selle los dientes contra la caries dental

The Spanish version of "Seal Out Tooth Decay." This brochure explains what sealants are and why they're important for protecting teeth from decay. It also has a step-by-step description (with pictures) of how sealants are applied to teeth. An introduction section lists other things you can do to keep your children's teeth healthy.

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Enfermedad de las encías o enfermedad periodontal - Causas, síntomas y tratamientos

Enfermedad de las encías o enfermedad periodontal - Causas, síntomas y tratamientos

The Spanish version of "Periodontal (Gum) Disease." This brochure is for people with gum disease. It discusses the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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El proceso del deterioro de los dientes: Cómo revertirlo y evitar que se forme una caries dental

El proceso del deterioro de los dientes: Cómo revertirlo y evitar que se forme una caries dental

The Spanish version of "The Tooth Decay Process: How to Reverse it and Avoid a Cavity." Information for parents of school-age children on how the tooth decay process starts and how it can be stopped.

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Las personas mayores y la salud oral

Las personas mayores y la salud oral

The Spanish version of "Older Adults and Oral Health." This fact sheet dispels many common misconceptions about oral health and growing older and offers tips on maintaining a healthy mouth for a lifetime.

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La placa

La placa

The Spanish version of "Plaque: What it is and how to get rid of it. " This brochure shows how to brush and floss.

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La boca seca

La boca seca

The Spanish version of "Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)." This brochure discusses the causes of dry mouth, the importance of saliva to oral health, and steps to follow to relieve dryness.

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La diabetes: Consejos sobre la salud oral

La diabetes: Consejos sobre la salud oral

The Spanish version of "Diabetes: Dental Tips." This concise patient handout describes warning signals of oral health problems, as well as practical information on preventing the periodontal complications of diabetes.

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Problemas orales en pacientes con infección por el VIH

Problemas orales en pacientes con infección por el VIH

The Spanish version of "Mouth Problems + HIV." This brochure for patients explains the most common oral problems linked to HIV and shows what they look like. It also describes where in the mouth they occur and how they are treated.

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La quimioterapia y la boca

La quimioterapia y la boca

The Spanish version of "Chemotherapy and Your Mouth." This patient brochure discusses how chemotherapy affects the mouth and the importance of seeing a dentist before, during, and after treatment. Also included are self-care tips for patients to keep their mouth healthy during treatment.

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La boca y el tratamiento de radiación en la cabeza y el cuello

La boca y el tratamiento de radiación en la cabeza y el cuello

The Spanish version of "Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth." This patient brochure discusses how radiation affects the mouth and the importance of seeing a dentist before, during, and after cancer treatment. Also included are self-care tips for patients to keep their mouth healthy during treatment.

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Tres buenas razones para ver a un dentista ANTES de comenzar el tratamiento contra el cáncer

Tres buenas razones para ver a un dentista ANTES de comenzar el tratamiento contra el cáncer

The Spanish version of "Three Good Reasons to See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment". This patient pamphlet discusses reasons to see a dentist before cancer treatment, how to protect the mouth during treatment, and advice on when to call the cancer care team about mouth problems. Self-care tips are also provided.

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Cómo encontrar cuidados dentales a bajo costo

Cómo encontrar cuidados dentales a bajo costo

The Spanish version of Finding Low-Cost Dental Care. This fact sheet suggests various local, state, and federal sources of low-cost dental care. Information on accessing treatment through clinical trials and dental schools is also provided.

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Al tratar los trastornos de las articulaciones y los músculos temporomandibulares, a menudo hacer menos es lo mejor

Al tratar los trastornos de las articulaciones y los músculos temporomandibulares, a menudo hacer menos es lo mejor

The Spanish version of "Less Is Often Best In Treating TMJ Disorders." This fact sheet gives an overview of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, offers self-care practices that may help, and cautions about treatments that might not be necessary.

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Los trastornos de las articulaciones y de los músculos temporomandibulares (ATM)

Los trastornos de las articulaciones y de los músculos temporomandibulares (ATM)

The Spanish version of "TMJ Disorders." This in-depth brochure describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders. It cautions about treatments that may not be necessary, as well as some that may be harmful. The publication concludes with a description of research under way on TMJ disorders.

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Special Care

Oral Conditions in Children With Special Needs: A Guide for Health Care Providers

Oral Conditions in Children With Special Needs: A Guide for Health Care Providers

This fact sheet provides full color photographs of oral conditions, each accompanied by a paragraph of descriptive text and a recommendation for health care providers who encounter the condition.

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TMJ Disorders

Less Is Often Best In Treating TMJ Disorders

Less Is Often Best In Treating TMJ Disorders

This fact sheet gives an overview of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, offers self-care practices that may help, and cautions about treatments that might not be necessary.

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TMJ Disorders

TMJ Disorders

This in-depth brochure describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders. It cautions about treatments that may not be necessary, as well as some that may be harmful. The publication concludes with a description of research under way on TMJ disorders.

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