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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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Find answers to common questions, such as how often you should go and what you can expect.
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Your Dental Visit: What To Expectarrow pointing right
What's the difference between a comprehensive examination and a checkup? And what should you tell your dentist?
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Be an Active Dental Health Consumerarrow pointing right
Taking charge of your own health is one important way to be as healthy as you can. That's true for dental care, too.
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How Often Should You Go?arrow pointing right
Is once a year enough or should you be seeing your dentist or dental hygienist more often?
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Finding the Right Dentistarrow pointing right
How can you find a dentist that's right for you?
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Columbia Commentary:
Visit the Dentist Twice a Year -- Is It Obsolete Advice?
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Most people say you should see the dentist twice a year. But the correct answer is that the number of visits you need varies for each person.
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Your Dentist's Educationarrow pointing right
How does a person become a dentist?
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X-Raysarrow pointing right
X-ray images are among the most valuable tools a dentist has for keeping your mouth and teeth healthy.
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Finding Low-Cost Dental Carearrow pointing right
The most important dental care is virtually free: It is the care you give yourself.
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