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Oral Hygiene | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Oral Health for Older Americans Information and tips from the CDC on how older adults can maintain their oral health. Oral Health Information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health that answers questions about women’s oral health, including oral health and pregnancy. MedlinePlus: Tooth Decay

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Diabetes & Oral Health | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Information from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the CDC on preventing dental complications from diabetes. MedlinePlus: Diabetes and Oral Health The NIH National Library of Medicine's collection of links to government, professional and non-profit/voluntary organizations with information on diabetes and oral health.

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Diabetes & Oral Health | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Diabetes & Oral Health Versión en español People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body.

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Oral Health & Older Adults | National Institute of Dental

Details: Learn about oral health and older adults: dry mouth, burning mouth syndrome, saliva and salivary gland disorders and more.

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Cancer Treatments & Oral Health | National Institute of

Details: Cancer Treatments & Oral Health. Versión en español. Most people are aware of common side effects of cancer treatment like nausea and hair loss. But many don't realize that most people treated for cancer develop problems in the mouth. These problems can make it hard to eat, talk, and swallow. This may interfere with cancer treatment and

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Sjögren's Syndrome | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that reduces tears in the eyes and saliva in the mouth. Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Dental Fillings | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Versión en español. A filling is used to treat a small hole, or cavity, in a tooth. To repair a cavity, a dentist removes the decayed tooth tissue and then fills the space with a filling material.

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Opioids & Dental Pain | National Institute of Dental and

Details: A website from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides information about the national opioid crisis as well as help and resources.

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Tooth Decay | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Women’s Oral Health Provides information on oral health and pregnancy and common oral health problems. National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center This organization provides assistance in the development and promotion of effective strategies to improve oral health service delivery systems for mothers and their children.

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Developmental Disabilities & Oral Health | National

Details: Health Challenges: Mental capabilities will vary from person to person and may have an impact upon how well someone can follow directions in a dental office and at home. Behavior problems can complicate oral health care. For example, anxiety caused by a developmental disability may make someone uncooperative.

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Finding Dental Care | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. To find a health center in your area, visit the Health Resources and Services Administration "Find a Health Center" website. Medicaid & CHIP. Medicaid is a state-run program that provides medical benefits — and in some cases dental benefits — to eligible individuals and families

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Periodontal (Gum) Disease | National Institute of Dental

Details: Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues that hold teeth in place. Learn more about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Health Info | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Find health information and a list of health topics covered by NIDCR.

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HIV/AIDS & Oral Health | National Institute of Dental and

Details: MedlinePlus: HIV/AIDS and Oral Health The NIH National Library of Medicine's collection of links to government, professional and non-profit/voluntary organizations with information on HIV/AIDS and oral health.

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TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint & Muscle Disorders

Details: TMJ causes pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles controlling jaw movement. Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Oral Cancer | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Approximately 49,700 Americans are diagnosed each year with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects the mouth and/or pharynx. Overall, oral cancer rates have increased approximately 15% from the mid-1970s until the latest National Cancer Institute Survey.

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Archived Publications | National Institute of Dental and

Details: The information on this page is provided for historical purposes only and is not being updated. People with disabilities who have trouble accessing the information below may contact us for help (1-866-232-4528 and [email protected]).. For up-to-date information on all oral health topics, visit our Health Info page.. Periodontal (Gum) Disease

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Developmental Disabilities & Oral Health | National

Details: People with these disabilities may need extra help to achieve and maintain good health, which includes oral health. To achieve and maintain good oral health, people with mild or moderate developmental disabilities often require a special approach to dental care. Read More. Research.

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Advancing the nation's oral health through research and

Details: NIDCR is the federal government's lead agency for scientific research on dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease.

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Grants & Funding | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Find funding opportunities, grant programs, and staff contacts. Also find grants process.

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HIV/AIDS & Oral Health | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Versión en español People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), are at special risk for oral health problems.

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Tooth Decay | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Dental caries (tooth decay) remains the most prevalent chronic disease in both children and adults, even though it is largely preventable. Although caries has significantly decreased for most Americans over the past four decades, disparities remain among some population groups.

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Dental Sealants | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of children’s back teeth from tooth decay. Overall, the prevalence of sealants in children’s and adolescent’s teeth has increased since the early 1970s.

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New Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health | National

Details: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee have commissioned a new Surgeon General's Report on oral health.

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Children's Oral Health | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Learn about children's oral health: cleft lip and palate, fillings, sealants, fluoride, tooth decay and developmental disabilities.

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Taste Disorders | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Losing your sense of taste can even affect your health. Here’s how: When taste is impaired, you might change your eating habits by adding too much sugar or salt to your food to try to make it taste better. You may also eat too much or too little. Back to top Causes.

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Periodontal (Gum) Disease | National Institute of Dental

Details: Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults. Overall, the prevalence of both moderate and severe periodontal disease in adults and Seniors has decreased from the early 1970s.

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Targeting Upstream Social Determinants of Health

Details: Oral Health Disparities and Inequities Research Program Center for Clinical Research Division of Extramural Research. Goal. The goal of this initiative is to support research on how to optimally address upstream social determinants of health that can often present a barrier to optimal oral health and impede the effectiveness of preventive research interventions, particularly in vulnerable and

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Dry Mouth | National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial

Details: Dry mouth, also called xerostomia (ZEER-oh-STOH-mee-ah), is the condition of not having enough saliva. Learn about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Fluoride & Dental Health | National Institute of Dental

Details: Fluoride & Dental Health Versión en español Fluoride (said like floor-eyed) is a mineral that occurs naturally in soil, water, and air that has been shown to prevent cavities, or tooth decay.

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Fluoride & Dental Health | National Institute of Dental

Details: In the dental office, a dentist can apply fluoride varnish or gel, and in some public health programs, children can have fluoride varnish applied to their teeth. Fluoride can prevent tooth decay across the lifespan; both children and adults benefit from it.

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Data & Statistics | National Institute of Dental and

Details: List of NIDCR data and statistics by topic and by specific group; including additional resources.

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TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint & Muscle Disorders

Details: The TMJ Association is a nonprofit, patient advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care and the lives of everyone affected by temporomandibular disorders. American Chronic Pain Association

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Cleft Lip & Palate | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Craniofacial defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common of all birth defects. They can occur as an isolated condition, or may be one component of an inherited disease or syndrome.

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Order Free Publications

Details: Diabetes and Oral Health; Diabetes: Dental Tips. This bilingual (Spanish and English) patient fact sheet describes the warning signals of oral health problems, as well as practical information on preventing the periodontal complications of diabetes. View PDF (1 page) Also available in Spanish. Quantity: Limit 50 copies. Add to Order. Dry Mouth

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Oral Health Disparities & Inequities Research Program

Details: seek to understand a broadened array of determinants of disparities and inequities in oral health status and care at multiple levels; explore approaches to the dissemination of evidence and implementation of evidence-based tools and interventions, to assure rapid translation into practice, policy, and action in communities; and

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Hairy Leukoplakia | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Hairy Leukoplakia (Loo-ko-PLAY-key-uh) caused by the Epstein-Barr virus

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The Story of Fluoridation | National Institute of Dental

Details: Although dental caries remains a public health worry, it is no longer the unbridled problem it once was, thanks to fluoride. A Mysterious Disorder In 1909 Dr. McKay (r) persuaded the Colorado State Dental Association to invite Dr. Green Vardiman Black (l), one of the nation's most eminent dental researchers, to attend 1909 convention where

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Dry Mouth | National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial

Details: Depending on the cause of your dry mouth, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. For example, if medication is causing dry mouth, the doctor or dentist may advise changing medications or adjusting the dosages, or may prescribe a saliva substitute.

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Herpes | National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial

Details: Herpes (HER-peez) A viral infectionLast Reviewed . July 2018

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High School & College Students | National Institute of

Details: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the

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Burning Mouth Syndrome | National Institute of Dental and

Details: Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a painful, complex condition including burning, scalding, or tingling in mouth. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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Children | National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial

Details: Lists resources, data, and statistics about children. Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) in Children (Age 2 to 11) Dental caries (tooth decay) remains the most prevalent chronic disease in children, even though it is largely preventable.

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2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health in America

Details: Note: Below is the executive summary of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on oral health, published in July 2000. The full report is available as a PDF: Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. A new Surgeon General’s report on oral health is now in development, as was announced by Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, in July 2018.

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Chemotherapy and Your Mouth

Details: Oral Health, Cancer Care, and You: Fitting the Pieces Together. It was developed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Nursing Research, components of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and the Centers for Disease

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Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) in Children Age 2 to 11

Details: Data Source: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has been an important source of information on oral health and dental care in the United States since the early 1970s. Tables 1 through 8 present the latest NHANES (collected between 1999 and 2004) data regarding tooth decay (dental caries) in children.

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Fellowship in Oral Health Informatics | National Institute

Details: The advanced graduate public health program should include courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, health care policy and management, environmental health and behavioral sciences. Applicants with training or experience in natural language processing, image analysis, computational biostatistics or a general background in computer science would

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Practical Oral Care for People With Down Syndrome

Details: unique oral health problems. However, some of the problems they have tend to be frequent and severe. Early professional treatment and daily care at home can mitigate their severity and allow people with Down syndrome to enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth. PERIODONTAL DISEASE . is the . most significant oral health problem in people with Down

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