RESOURCES – Teaching Adults

 

The following booklets are produced by the:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

 

Download [PDF] brochure regarding “Dry Mouth” – Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in the mouth.  Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while—if they are nervous, upset or under stress.  But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems.   It can also be a sign of certain diseases and conditions.


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 Download [PDF] this brochure regarding Periodontal (Gum) Disease – If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.  Whether your gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse depends a great deal on how well you care for your teeth and gums every day, from this point forward.

 

 

 

 

Download [PDF] this brochure regarding “TMJ Disorders” – Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called “TMJ,” are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. We don’t know for certain how many people have TMJ disorders, but some estimates suggest that over 10 million Americans are affected. The condition appears to be more common in women than men.

If you have questions about TMJ disorders, you are not alone. Researchers, too, are looking for answers to what causes these conditions and what are the best treatments. Until we have scientific evidence for safe and effective treatments, it’s important to avoid, when possible, procedures that can cause permanent changes in your bite or jaw. This booklet provides information you should know if you have been told by a dentist or physician that you have a TMJ disorder.


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 “Dental Minutes” –  VIDEOS

Short videos that demonstrate and teach about oral hygiene. Categories include: “Dental Terms & Treatments”; “Dentistry & Dental History”; and “Health & Nutrition”.

 

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VIDEO – Taking Care of Your Family’s Teeth

Made for the people of TONGA by the LDS Church Health Service missionaries; helpful instructions for everyone; in English and Tongan. (about 13 min.)

 

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LISTS:

Dental Tips for Children

 

Dental Tips for Adults