See the top patient-friendly resources from JADA's “For the Patient.”

Each can be printed and shared with your patients to facilitate easy-to-understand chairside conversations.

Diabetes and Toothbrushing

November 01, 2023

Diabetes and Toothbrushing

Diabetes and Toothbrushing Toothbrushing tips for people with diabetes to help fight off gum disease, which can affect glucose control.

October 01, 2023

Reducing the Risk of Cavities with Sealants

Educate your patients on why molars are susceptible to cavities and how sealants can help to prevent them.

September 01, 2023

Tackling Tooth Pain in Children

Update parents on ways to manage their child’s tooth pain until they can see the dentist.

August 01, 2023

Heading off Cancer with a Vaccine

Teach parents about the importance of giving their child the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

July 01, 2023

Feeding a healthy smile

Talk to your patients about food and drinks that can affect oral health.

June 01, 2023

Saving your mouth from sugar

Learning how to read food labels to identify added sugars.

May 01, 2023

Silver Colored vs. Tooth Colored Fillings

What are the trends in choosing a filling material as well as the pros and cons of each.

April 01, 2023

Sources of Fluoride

Fluoridated water, toothpaste and mouthwash and the dental office--all great sources of fluoride.

March 01, 2023

Identifying head and neck cancer

What puts you at risk and what are the signs

More patient articles from JADA

Caring for little teeth (February 01, 2023)

Straightening your smile (January 01, 2023)

Oral piercing and gems (December 01, 2022)

Diabetes and your oral health (November 01, 2022)

The basics of mouth sores (October 01, 2022)

What dentists see in older adults (September 2022)

Returning to good health care (August 2022)

Keeping your gums healthy (July 2022)

Staying in the game with mouthguards (June 2022)

Shopping smart: looking for the Seal (May 2022)

Keeping your dentist up to date (April 2022)

Caring for dental instruments (March 2022)

Options for making your dental treatment more comfortable (February 2022)

Key points for your child's teeth (January 2022)

Wearing a crown (December 2021)

Talking about sleep apnea (November 2021)

Keeping your smile healthy (October 2021)

What is bruxism? (September 2021)

What is MRONJ? (August 2021)

Controlling bad breath (July 2021)

Protecting against COVID-19 (June 2021)

Replacing missing or lost teeth (May 2021)

Oral effects of head and neck cancer treatment (April 2021)

Pregnancy and oral health (March 2021)

How do sealants protect your teeth? (February 2021)

Fluoride helps fight cavities (January 2021)

Is your mouth always dry? (December 2020)

Dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic (November 2020)

Getting whiter teeth (October 2020)

Preventing tooth loss (September 2020)

Common oral sores and infections (August 2020)

Protecting you during your dental visit (July 2020)

The changing oral health care needs of older adults (June 2020)

Choices for fixing cavities (May 2020)

Reducing the risk of oral cancer (April 2020)

The word on vaping: don’t start (March 2020)

Helping your child fight tooth decay (February 2020)

Smart shopping with the ADA Seal of Acceptance (January 2020)

For more helpful articles to share with your patients, visit the JADA website and its collection of "JADA For the Patient" pages with Tips for Caring for Your Teeth and Mouth. Questions? Email us at