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Dental Information You Can Trust

Helpful resources for people and families from the Los Angeles Dental Society. 

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Seniors and Dental Health

Explore comprehensive guide on senior dental care—risks, solutions, and affordable resources.

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Learn to manage oral health risks, recognize symptoms, find affordable care.

Guide to Senior Dental Care

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LA Dental Hygienists' Society

Committed to the dental health of the community. 

Learn About the Society

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Stay Healthy in 2024

Join our Rethink Your Drink (RTY) Campaign for better oral health. Choose water over sugary drinks.

Ready to Rethink

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Eat a Mouth-Healthy Diet

Set simple goals for healthy eating with MyPlate. Your teeth will thank you!

Eat a Mouth-Healthy Diet

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9 Foods That Can Damage Teeth

If you love a healthy smile, enjoy these foods and drinks in moderation.

9 Foods That Can Damage Teeth

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All About Fluoride

Learn more about nature’s cavity fighter and the science showing it’s safe and effective.

Read more about fluoride

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Searching for dental care near you?

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Common Dental Concerns

Questions about your dental health?

Browse these helpful articles

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Choosing a Dentist

If you’re nervous about seeing the dentist, these tips can make your next visit easier.

Choosing a Dentist

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Low-Cost Dental Care

7 ways to find free or reduced-cost care for yourself or your family.

Find Affordable Dental Care

Dental Planning

Choosing a Dental Plan

Clear explanations of how different plans work to help you choose a dental plan with confidence.

Choosing the right plan

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Dental Care During Pregnancy

Teeth and gums need special attention when you’re expecting.

Dental Care During Pregnancy

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Dental Health for Kids

Family-friendly tips and resources from Head Start, the nation’s early childhood program.

Dental Health for Kids

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Dental Tips for Teens

The lowdown on braces, whitening, keeping breath fresh and more.

Get dental tips for teens