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By Joshua Austin, DDS, About.com Guide to Dental Care

Prevention is essential to avoiding dental problems. These tips will show you the best ways to practice good oral hygiene as well as to help prevent many dental problems.

  1. Brushing
  2. Flossing
  3. Fluoride
  4. Check Ups
  5. Nutrition
  6. Healthy Body
  1. Dental Studies
  2. Babies and Toddlers
  3. Children
  4. Teenagers
  5. Adults and Seniors
  6. Find a Dentist


Brushing your teeth is essential to avoiding dental problems. Learn the proper way to brush your teeth as well as how often you should brush.


Flossing your teeth is essential to good oral hygiene. These tips will show you the proper way to floss your teeth.


Fluoride can help to prevent cavities. Be sure to always use a toothpaste containing fluoride for extra protection against tooth decay.

Check Ups

Routine dental check ups, x-rays and cleanings are essential in preventing many dental problems.


Proper nutrition and healthy snacks play an important role in good oral health.

Healthy Body

Explains how many dental problems can contribute to your overall health.

Dental Studies

Provides current research, studies and news about oral health as well as how oral health can affect your overall health.

Babies and Toddlers

Provides dental health information about babies and toddlers


Provides dental health information for children as well as what to expect at the dentist.


Provides dental health information for teenagers about prevention, dental problems and more.

Adults and Seniors

Provides information about dental health care for adults and seniors.

Find a Dentist

Finding a dentist doesn't have to be hard and these tips can help you find a dentist or dental specialist.

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