General Oral Health Information

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Patient Education Resources – General Oral Health

Visit the General Oral Health > Resources page for links to patient education resources focusing on general oral health topics.

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Simple Steps To Better Dental Health

The Simple Steps to Better Dental Health website features consumer information from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. (more…)

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Vivir Mejor la Tercera Edad: El cuidado de sus dientes y boca

The Spanish-language version of this publication from the National Institute on Aging presents key information for the senior audience about taking care of your teeth and mouth in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format.  Topics include: (more…)

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AgePage: Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

This publication from the National Institute on Aging presents key information for the senior audience about taking care of your teeth and mouth in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format. Available in Spanish or English. Topics include: (more…)

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10 Steps to a Healthy Mouth

This tri-fold color brochure from Washington Dental Service Foundation presents ten easy steps you can take to keep your mouth and body healthy.

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Tips for Optimal Oral Health

This one-sided color flyer by Colgate-Palmolive and the American Diabetes Association provides tips and instructions on brushing and flossing, including visual illustrations. Also includes additional oral health tips for individuals with diabetes.

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What’s Normal, What’s Not Normal? When Should I Refer? An Oral Health Photo Guide

This 2-sided color flyer by Washington Dental Service Foundation provides a strong visual illustration of what is normal and what is not, providing a caregiver or other service provider with assistance in assessing when to refer a client for dental care.

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The Oral Health of Older Americans (report from CDC, National Center for Health Statistics)

This eight-page report from the National Center for Health Statistics focuses on the oral health needs of older adults. Using data from several national surveys, this report describes the status of oral health among the elderly, how these older Americans use dental health services, and what the future holds for the oral health of older Americans. (more…)

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Oral Health for Older Americans: Fact Sheet from CDC

This one-page fact sheet from CDC provides key facts and statistics about the oral health of older adults.

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10 Uses for Dental Floss

A fun one-page handout that lists 10 ‘non-dental” uses of dental floss. Shows how dental floss is not only a good investment for your teeth and gums, but also a good investment for general household use!

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