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We use them to talk, eat, kiss, and catch our breath — imagine what life would be without a healthy mouth. To a certain extent, doing all of these things is dependent on keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-quarter of American adults have untreated cavities. We could be doing better. Twice daily brushing and flossing is only the beginning. We’ve rounded up some of the best oral health blogs on the web to keep everyone smiling for years to come! From advice on keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free, to information on the connection between dental and heart health, you’ll find a little bit of everything on these sites.
Tooth Wisdom, a project of Oral Health America, is targeted specifically at older adults. The blog has a wealth of useful posts on oral health care for aging Americans. Recent posts discuss matters like how dental health might be impacted by diabetes, and the racial disparities in dental care among Medicare patients. For older adults and their caregivers, this site is definitely bookmark-worthy.
Campaign for Dental Health’s Oral Health Blog
This blog from Campaign for Dental Health, a project of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), covers a host of topics surrounding dental health, and dental health for children in particular, with a special focus on water fluoridation. Putting fluoride in public water supplies, according to the organization, has led to better dental health across the country, including fewer cavities and less tooth decay. If you’re interested in how fluoride helps protect teeth, this is a great resource. It’s also crucial reading if you’re interested in finding evidence supporting fluoride backed by the AAP.
Husband and wife Will and Susan Revak founded OraWellness after Susan was diagnosed with gum disease. Through their experience with herbal health, the duo developed a line of natural dental care products to help prevent and treat gum disease and tooth decay. On their blog, they post educational materials and advice on proper dental health, like a recent article debating whether or not it’s safe to brush with baking soda. Curious? Take a look.
Oral Health Foundation’s Oral Health and Hygiene Blog
The Oral Health Foundation is a British charity focused on improving oral health locally and around the world. Not only does the organization operate a dental helpline for folks to call in with their oral health questions, on their blog you can read about everything from oral cancer signs and symptoms to fun posts like the recent “10 Amazing Uses for Your Old Toothbrush.”
Dr. Larry Stone: Healthy Teeth. Healthy You!
Dr. Larry Stone is a family and cosmetic dentist who practices in Doylestown, PA. But you don’t need to be a patient of his to reap the rewards of his blog. This blog offers great advice for keeping your mouth healthy — like how to avoid common teeth-damaging habits and how to treat dry mouth, tooth sensitivity, and more.
Children’s Dental Health Project: Teeth Matter
The Children’s Dental Health Project is a nonprofit whose priority is not only to keep children’s mouths healthy directly, but to influence policy that can improve dental health for children across the board. Their blog is as much about dental care as it is about analyzing public policy, with recent posts on how health care law changes might be affecting dental care, and how readers can get involved by contacting their elected members of Congress.
Delta Dental of Arizona Blog
Delta Dental has been providing oral health benefits for over four decades, and their blog is a wonderful mix of information, actionable tips, and fun! Case in point: One of the latest posts tells you how to make a DIY Star Wars toothbrush holder, while another offers tooth-related humor in the form of comics. Also get advice on how to make sure your work life isn’t affecting your dental health, and why a trip to your dentist should never be taken for granted.
Eco Dentistry Association’s Blog
We all need to do a little more to protect the environment, and the Eco Dentistry Association is doing their part to bring environmental consciousness to the dental world, helping folks find eco-conscious dentists. On their blog, you’ll find a wealth of information not only on dental health, but environmental care in general. Recent posts include a profile of a dentist working hard to ensure her office is “green,” tips for making your workout more eco-conscious, and advice on how to spot “hidden” plastics.
Access to dental care can be difficult for some families, and no one feels this more than the children. America’s ToothFairy, part of the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, is dedicated to bringing education and resources to free and low-cost dental clinics, and other organizations helping underserved children. Their blog is a great place to find out how you can get involved and help children in desperate need of dental care, including several recent posts on fundraising and outreach efforts across the country.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research is the country’s leading agency for dental and oral health research. To call them a reputable source of information would be a serious understatement. The blog offers news on the latest scientific advances and breakthroughs related to oral health. For example, a recent post discusses research at Penn Dental that led to a successful treatment for a rare form of gum disease.
Dentistry & You
Dentistry & You is the blog of Dear Doctor magazine, and is just as comprehensive as its parent publication. You’ll find posts on bad breath, dental emergencies, implants, injuries, technology, and even celebrity smiles. Recently, there was a very useful post on how to get the most out of your dental insurance — after all, if you’re paying for the coverage, you should know how to reap the rewards!
Oral Health America
Oral Health America is a nonprofit organization that aims to connect communities with resources to help them achieve dental health and education. Their website and news hub features a wealth of information on both oral health and their efforts across the country. We particularly like their “Program Highlights,” which showcases how exactly the organization is making a difference. For example, a recent post discusses a program that gives schoolchildren access to dental care by setting up a clinic in the school — many of the children had never been to a dentist before!