Mouth Healthy: An Oral Health Resource

Mouth Healthy: An Oral Health Resource

Mouth Healthy is an oral health resource brought to you by the American Dental Association (ADA). They provide an online dental health guide to help learn how to brush your teeth properly, floss for health, choose your dentist and more.

Throughout one’s life, there are different stages that call for different oral health methods. With proper care, teeth can stay healthy and strong. Mouth Healthy offers advice during the life stages of pregnancy, babies and kids, teens, adults under 40, adults over 40, and adults over 60.

Mouth Healthy offers information on over-the-counter ADA Seal products so that you may search and compare products before you get to the store.

Products may be searched by category, company, or shopping list. For example, parents may be searching for the best mouthguard for their teenage son’s sporting activities. Mouth Healthy has listed the product Game On Mouthguard as the only over-the-counter ADA approved mouthguard, made by Dental Choice Holdings, LLC.

There is also a glossary providing information on various oral health topics. These topics range from definitions of dental related words, to articles on various important subjects to help answer dental related questions. One article is titled Dental Anxiety: 3 Ways to Stop Fearing the Dentist. The link to all A-Z topics can be found on their website.

This is a great tool to use when needing resourceful information on oral health.

Nutrition is an important factor when it comes to maintaining good oral health. The consumption of sugary drinks like sodas and juice can have a negative impact on your teeth. A balanced and nutritious diet is key for healthy living, as well as preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Mouth Healthy lists water as the best beverage for maintaining oral health. Water with fluoride is preferred because it helps make teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that can cause cavities. Other foods that have a positive effect on oral health include low sugar dairy, fruits and veggies, lean protein and nuts.

Going to the dentist can feel like an episode of Fear Factor to some. Mouth Healthy provides information to help ease your anxiety ahead of time and to feel prepared for your visit to the dentist. They provide information on how to choose a dentist, signs and symptoms of when it is time to see a dentist, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about going to the dentist. They also provide guided information on how to pay for dental care, understanding dental benefits, and finding reduced cost or free dental care.

American Online Benefits Group offers products that include Mouth Healthy as one of the Health Depot Association benefits. Please contact our agent or member services to receive more information at 214-389-9072.

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