If you haven’t heard of or visited MouthHealthy.org, you’re missing out! The award-winning website was created by the American Dental Association (ADA) and provides information on oral health for you and the whole family. The website is arranged by age, so that if you’re a child, a teenager, an adult between the ages of 40 or 60, pregnant, etc. you can easily find dental health tips that are applicable for your stage of life. The ADA also updates the website regularly so that all the health information is current and relevant.
MouthHealthy.org addresses topics such as gum disease, nutrition, products that have the ADA seal, oral cancer and much more. The website even has a Symptom Checker, so if you’re feeling a bit of discomfort you can type in how you’re feeling and it will help you identify possible conditions, treatments and actions to take. Although the Symptom Checker can’t diagnose you and is not as effective as your dentist, this tool should give you an idea of the seriousness of your aches and pains.
Visit the site to see what it’s all about and stay on top of keeping your teeth as healthy as possible. If it’s time for your annual appointment, or if you used the Symptom Checker and have a concern, please call our office at 239.939.5556.