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AppleIncrease your oral health knowledge by browsing our oral health topics below. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Visit oralhealth.deltadental.com for more oral health information. 

From Drool to School—Baby the Baby Teeth

Your child's oral health is important and it's important to remember that as kids grow, their dental needs change.
 

Drool is Cool—Salivary Diagnostics

Learn how spit can save your life.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Child

Taking care of your children’s oral health is key to their long-term general health.
 

Tooth Wisdom Throughout the Years

Get tips to help maintain a healthy smile as your grow older.

 

The Oral Cancer Trend: Younger Faces

The new face of oral cancer is getting younger and younger and sadly, the fastest growing segment of newly diagnosed cases is non-smoking, young adults. Learn how to reduce your risk of getting this disease by making better lifestyle choices.
 

Dentists are Disease Detectives

Your dentist searches for clues that may point to other serious health issues. By seeing your dentist, you’re not just ensuring a healthy mouth, but a healthy body.
 

The Connection: Oral Health and Overall Health

Stroke, heart disease and low birth weight can all be tied to gum disease—plus, more than 120 signs and symptoms of non-dental disease can be spotted by a dentist during a routine dental exam!

 

Tooth Trauma

Learn what to do in the event of a tooth emergency.
 

Fluoride: Tap Into It!

Community water fluoridation is a safe and cost-effective way to fight tooth decay and improve oral health.
 

Rethink Your Drink, Choose Water!

Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to tooth decay and other health issues in both children and adults.

Sweet Science

Not all lollipops are bad for your teeth! A study found that sugar-free lollipops containing licorice root extract significantly reduced the bacteria that cause tooth decay.