There are lots of great resources where you can learn more about your oral and overall health. Check out these websites to explore further.
Oral health resources
Delta Dental Plans Association
Delta Dental is passionate about oral health and its importance to families. For more than 50 years, member companies have worked to improve oral health and hygiene by emphasizing preventive care. The oral health and wellness section of the association's national website provides important information about adult oral health, children's oral health and much more.
American Dental Association
The American Dental Association (ADA) is the world's largest and oldest dental association. The organization was formed in 1859 and has more than 157,000 members. The ADA website includes an A–Z listing of health topics affecting oral health.
Children’s Dental Health Project
The Children's Dental Health Project (CDHP) is an advocacy group working to advance policies that improve children's access to oral health. The CDHP website has news on the latest issues affecting children's oral health and resources for children's health information.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) aims to improve oral health through research, research training and distribution of health information. The NIDCR website has publications and information on many common dental afflictions.
Samuel Harris National Museum
The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry, based in Baltimore, Maryland, is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute. This dental health museum has interactive exhibits that feature the history of dentistry and modern dental research.
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) partners with states and communities to address children's oral health issues. The OHRC website has educational resources for parents and educators.
Michigan Caries Prevention Program
The Michigan Caries Prevention Program is working to reduce the burden of childhood dental disease in Michigan.
Centers for Disease Control
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is a government organization that aims to improve health and quality of life by preventing illness and injury. The CDC website has extensive information on health topics ranging from diseases to workplace safety.
National Institutes of Health
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a federal agency conducting and supporting medical research. The NIH website has comprehensive information on many health topics as well as information on current research.
HealthFinder.gov was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide health information to consumers. The website features many interactive tools for personalized health advice.
National Health Observances
The National Health Observances section of the HealthFinder website profiles the days, weeks or months dedicated to raising awareness of particular health concerns.
As the name suggests, KidsHealth provides reader-friendly health information for children. KidsHealth contains three sections adapting information for parents, kids and teenagers.