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Your Teeth Are Amazing!

Seeing an ADA dentist keeps them that way.

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About Your Visit

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Follow these 4 steps to find the right dentist for your needs.
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Your top 9 questions about dental visits, answered!
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Get your little one ready for a lifetime of good dental health.
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3 helpful tips to ease anxieties about your next dental appointment.
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12 signs that you should see your dentist as soon as possible.
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Immediate steps to take when you injure your teeth, jaw or mouth.

Paying for Dental Care

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If you don’t have dental insurance, should you use a finance plan to pay for care?
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Do your dental benefits end on December 31? Schedule now to get the most of your coverage.
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7 places to seek dental care if you don’t have insurance.
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How to find free or reduced-cost dental care for your child.

Ask an ADA Dentist

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When should you start brushing your child’s teeth?
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Which kind is right for you?
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Do bad teeth run in the family?
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Am I missing out on fluoride if I usually drink bottled water?
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They’ll fall out someday, so why do we need to keep them healthy?
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How can I encourage my child to brush?
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What should I do when my child loses a baby tooth?
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Do they clean teeth better than regular toothbrushes?
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How can I help an older family member who’s having trouble brushing or flossing?
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Can my dentist tell if I haven’t been brushing or flossing enough?
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My child’s tooth is wiggling. Should I pull it out?
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What’s the best way to store my toothbrush after using it?