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Oral Health Tips and Education

Stay healthy and well with these helpful hints and interesting information on dental care.

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General Oral Health

How to Brush Your Teeth

Get the most from your tooth-brushing time.

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General Oral Health

Tooth-Brushing Tips

Brush up on a healthy habit. Your teeth and gums with thank you.

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General Oral Health

Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

All about signs, screening and early detection of oral cancer.

Preventing Cavities

General Oral Health

Preventing Cavities

Have you had a cavity recently? If the answer is yes, you are more likely to get another. Read on to learn how you can reduce your risk.

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General Oral Health

Four Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy 

Take care of your teeth and gums for a healthy smile.

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General Oral Health

Five Teeth-Staining Foods and Four Tricks to Fight Back

There are many common foods and drinks that can break down enamel and stain your teeth. This can also help cause tooth decay and other issues.

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Total Health and Wellness

Enjoy the Holidays While Protecting Your Oral Health

Enjoy the holiday season with tips and recipes to boost your oral health and overall wellness.

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General Oral Health

All About Root Canals

Frequently asked questions about root canal treatments.

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Children's Oral Health

Oral Health for Babies

Daily habits can support a baby's oral health even before the first tooth comes in.

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Children's Oral Health

How to Check Your Child’s Teeth

A quick peek can alert you to trouble.

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Children's Oral Health

Oral Care for Toddlers (18 to 24 Months)

Encourage your child’s life-long oral health.

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Oral Health Tips for Patients with I/DD and Their Caregivers

Oral hygiene tips can help prevent problems and keep your teeth healthy. DentaQuest knows that it can make a big change in the quality of life and a person’s overall health and wellbeing, especially for a person with a disability.

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Children's Oral Health

Dental Visits with Your Child: What to Do

Get ready, get set, go to the dentist!

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Children's Oral Health

Prevent Cavities in Early Childhood

Guard against pain and infection for your child with a couple of small changes.

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Children's Oral Health

Fluoride Protects Against Cavities

Flouride is your child's friend for a lifetime of oral health.

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Children's Oral Health

What to Know About Caring for Baby Teeth

Comfort and care make you a real-life Tooth Fairy.

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Insights Article

Kids Oral Health 101 – Baby Teeth Matter

Here are five best practices that all parents and caregivers should know in order to care for their children's oral health

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How to Prevent Cavities

Simple steps to stop acids from damaging your tooth enamel will help you prevent cavities over time.

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Oral Care with Dentures

Dentures require a few small changes to dental habits.

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Oral Cancer in Mature Adults

Dentures require a few small changes to dental habits.

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Dental Sealants Prevent Tooth Decay

A dental sealant is a thin coating that protects teeth.

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Healthy Teeth and Gums at 60 and Beyond

Know possible oral health concerns for mature adults. Avoid pain and trouble by taking care of them early.

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Insights Article

Understanding the Basics of Oral Cancer Prevention

We consulted with two DentaQuest providers, to help understand the basics of oral cancer prevention and how we should be screening for it in our own mouths.

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General Oral Health

How to Care for Your Dentures

Keep your dentures clean and in good shape.

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General Oral Health

New to Teledentistry? Here’s What to Expect

Teledentistry is an easy new way to get care if you can't get to the dentist's office.

What to Expect When Returning to the Dentist

General Oral Health

What to Expect When Returning to the Dentist

As dentists reopen their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are being provided with resources, guidelines and safety protocols from both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers from Disease Control (CDC) for how to move forward.

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Insights Article

Nutrition and Oral Health — Why You Should Assess Your Diet this National Nutrition Month

Our food choices have a direct connection to another important part of our overall well-being — our oral health.

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General Oral Health

Do You Drink Bottled Water?

Why pay extra for something that doesn't help?

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General Oral Health

Tobacco Makes Your Mouth Unhealthy

Using tobacco is always bad news, including for your teeth and gums. Get help with quitting.

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General Oral Health

FAQs About Oral Health During Pregnancy and Infancy

Understand special oral health concerns during pregnancy, dental benefits for pregnant women and babies, and more.

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General Oral Health

Diabetes and Oral Health

A dentist can find signs of Type 2 diabetes during a regular check-up. That's important to help protect your teeth, gums and whole body.

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General Oral Health

Don't Ghost Your Dentist 

Stay on top of oral health and overall wellness when you make the most of your dental appointment. 

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General Oral Health

Why Flossing Is Good for You

Use dental floss once a day for healthy teeth and gums.

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Improving the Oral Health of All

Get the Most Out of Your Dental Benefits

Dental coverage is an important part of maintaining your overall health. So prioritizing dental coverage should be a no-brainer, right? We think so!

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General Oral Health

Oral Health Tips for Valentine's Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the opportunities for a sugar rush are endless — from conversation hearts to chocolate samplers to pink drinks with sugared rims, our countertops are awash in pink and sweets. But while it’s fun to enjoy these alongside your favorite person or romantic comedy, it’s also important to remember these oral health tips.

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General Oral Health

How to Stop Bad Breath

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) comes from certain foods, lack of oral hygiene, gum disease, dry mouth, tobacco, or medical problems.

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General Oral Health

What to Do if You’re Afraid of the Dentist

If you avoid the dentist because of possible pain or discomfort, these tips can help.

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Adult Oral Health

A Caregivers' Guide to Oral Health for People with Disabilities

Here's how caregivers can protect oral health.

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General Oral Health

FAQs: Pregnant Women and Gum Disease

Gum disease is a special concern when you are pregnant.

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General Oral Health

Vaping and Your Oral Health

Vaping harms the whole body, including your teeth and gums. Free programs can help you quit.

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General Oral Health

How Gum Disease Can Hurt Your Pregnancy

Here's how to keep gum disease from having a bad impact on pregnancy, childbirth and your baby.

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Insights Article

The Haven of Health: Finding Your Dental Services Home

At DentaQuest, we recognize the importance of access to quality dental services — especially for children.

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General Oral Health

What Is Antimicrobial Mouthwash?

Antimicrobial mouthwash kills bacteria to control or reduce bad breath, gingivitis, plaque and tooth decay. It requires a prescription.

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