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  1. Dentists and Other Oral Health Care Providers

    It takes a lot of different health care providers to keep your mouth healthy. Learn all about these specialists from dentists or prosthodontists.

  2. Dental Care for Seniors

    Seniors are at risk for a number of oral health problems. Learn about common gum and teeth problems that may affect you as you age.

  3. Finding a Dentist

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  4. Easing Dental Fear in Adults

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  5. Treatments for Gum Disease

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  6. When to Get Dental X-Rays

    Dental X-rays of your teeth, gums, jaw, and other structures are important to oral health. Find out when you need them.

  7. Your Teeth From Birth to Adulthood

    Facts on your teeth from birth to adulthood, from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Smoking and Oral Health

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  9. Choosing a Toothbrush: The Pros and Cons of Electric and Disposable

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  10. Dental X-Rays

    WebMD provides an overview of dental diagnostic tests, including what they show about your oral health.

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Only 18.5% of Americans never floss. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Floss removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it turns to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Try flossing just one tooth to get started.

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for 3 more days!

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily, but you're well on your way to making a positive impact on your teeth and gums. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for all 7 days!

Only 50.5% of Americans floss daily, and good for you that you are one of them! Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Congratulations on your good oral health habit!

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American Dental Association, Healthy People 2010

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