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Good dental health is essential to your overall health and well-being. 'Healthy Smiles' provides information, tips and techniques to improve oral health care for yourself and your family. Click on a topic below for online resources and, when available, video tips:

• Daily Oral Care
• Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
• Dental Health Assessments
• Brushing & Flossing Techniques
• Child's First Dental Visit
• Dental Emergencies
• Oral Health and Pregnancy
• Protecting Teeth With Mouthguards
• Dental Health for Kids
• Seniors and Dental Health

Daily Oral Care

Information on cleaning your teeth and gums, and on maintaining a healthy diet for proper oral health.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Information on early childhood tooth decaybaby bottle tooth decay and protecting your baby's precious smile.

Dental Health Assessments

Information on children's dental health certificates in New York State, as well as a webinar for educators, school administrators, oral health providers and all children's oral health stakeholders and information on ordering or downloading children's oral health brochures.

Brushing and Flossing Techniques

Information on oral hygiene, including answers to frequently-asked questions, as well as educational animations and information on dental products for home use.

Child's First Dental Visit

Information on dental care for your baby and your baby's first teeth.

Dental Emergencies

Information on caring for knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, bitten tongue/lip, objects caught between teeth, jaw problems or a toothache.

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Information on good oral health during pregnancy, as well as frequently-asked questions.

Protecting Teeth With Mouthguards

Information on protecting teeth with mouthguards.

Dental Health For Kids

Information for kids on the power of a healthy smile and the importance of good oral health, via an interactive exhibit developed by the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, which provides youth with an educational, informative and fun way to experience the world of dentistry, old and new.

Seniors and Dental Health

Information on getting a grip on your toothbrush if you have dexterity problems, theOralLongevity initiativedenturesdental implantsdry mouthspecial needsoral health with diabetes and information on elders for oral health care professionals.

'Healthy Smiles' is brought to you by the New York State Dental Foundation, in partnership with the New York State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Disclaimer: This Web page should not be construed as offering medical advice. By clicking the links above, you will be leaving WMHT.org. WMHT Educational Telecommunications has *not* made any determination about the quality of the information within these links, nor does it endorse any information, service, product or organization included within the links above.

Support Provided By:

New York State Dental Foundation

New York State Dental Association

American Dental Association

NPR Health News

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