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Oral Health Made Simple: Your Prescription For Knowledge
 PREVENT PROBLEMS
Small BoxAll About Cavities
Small BoxBrushing and Flossing
Small BoxFluoride
Small BoxMouth-Healthy Eating
Small BoxSealants
Small BoxTaking Care of Your Teeth
Small BoxTobacco
Small BoxYour Dental Visit
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 CONDITIONS
Small BoxBad Breath
Small BoxCavities
Small BoxCold Sores
Small BoxDry Mouth
Small BoxImpacted Tooth
Small BoxSensitive Teeth
Small BoxTMJ
Small BoxTooth Discoloration
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 TREATMENTS
Small BoxCrowns
Small BoxDentures
Small BoxFillings: The Basics
Small BoxGum Surgery
Small BoxImplants
Small BoxRoot Canal Treatment
Small BoxScaling and Root Planing
Small BoxWhitening
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 GENERAL TOPICS
Small BoxControlling Pain
Small BoxCosmetic Dentistry
Small BoxEmergencies
Small BoxFill, Repair, Replace
Small BoxKids And Teens
Small BoxOral Health and Your Body
Small BoxOrthodontics
Small BoxPeriodontics
Small BoxSeniors
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Step 1 Prevent ProblemsSimplestepsPrevent Problems
Step 2 Understand ConditionsSimplestepsUnderstand Conditions
Step 3 Explore TreatmentsSimplestepsExplore Treatments

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The Cavity Predictor: Is Your Child at Risk?arrow pointing right
Some kids definitely get more cavities than others. Learn whether your child has a high risk of cavities and what you can do about it.
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Illustrations: The Sequence of Gum Diseasearrow pointing right
From gingivitis to advanced periodontitis, gum disease has a number of stages. Catching it early is your best bet.
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The Cavity Predictor: Are You at Risk?arrow pointing right
Cavities don't happen to everyone. Find out whether your risk is high or low and how to prevent tooth decay.
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Parts of Your Teeth and Gumsarrow pointing right
Like an iceberg, only a portion of your tooth is visible. So much more lies beneath the surface.
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Solution Sleutharrow pointing right
Our interactive tool helps you investigate treatments for your dental problem.
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Tooth Numberingarrow pointing right
Numbering systems have been developed to have a standard way of referring to particular teeth.
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A Parent's Guide to Tooth Eruptionarrow pointing right
Check out our animated guide to learn about tooth development, possible problems and keeping your child's teeth and mouth healthy.
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Types of Teetharrow pointing right
As a species, we eat both meats and plants, so we have different types of teeth to handle both types of food.
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Brushing and Flossing: An Animated Demoarrow pointing right
You brush and floss every day, but are you doing it right? This animated demo shows you how.
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Surfaces of the Tootharrow pointing right
Your dentist says he's filling a cavity on the buccal surface. Take a look at our illustration for a clear picture of what he or she is talking about.
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Illustrations: How a Tooth Decaysarrow pointing right
From white spots to serious infection, see how tooth decay progresses.
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Illustrations: Root Canal Treatment from Start to Finisharrow pointing right
Need to have root canal treatment? Our illustrations will show you what happens during this often-misunderstood procedure.
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