Just like your family doctor, your dentist may work with dental specialists to provide you with the best care possible.Learn more »
Prevent problems early. Your child's first dental visit should occur by age one or within six months of when you see the first tooth.Learn more »
Dental care during pregnancy is not only safe, regular dental visits support your health and your baby's.Learn more »
Most dental disease is preventable—starting with these five steps to take at home.Learn more »
Clenching or grinding your teeth (often at night) may be the reason and can also cause damage to your teeth and jaw.Learn more »
Your dentist may recommend a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth, such as a denture.Learn more »
Wear a mouthguard when playing sports to protect against trauma to the teeth, gums, soft tissue and supporting bones. Sports related injuries range from tooth loss to lacerated gums and jaw fractures.
Avoid chewing hard or sticky objects that can chip or crack your teeth. Eating ice cubes, hard or chewy candy or using your teeth to break or open things, are just some of the ways you can damage your teeth.
Practice good dental hygiene. Brush with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly and eat a balanced diet to minimize your risk of dental disease.
Visit your dentist regularly and tell them if you are experiencing any pain. Catching dental issues early can help to prevent a dental emergency and more complex treatment.
If you experience a dental injury contact your dentist immediately.
Also review the Patient Dental Emergency Resource Package (PDF) to learn more about dental emergencies.