JADA “For the Patient” Resources

These files provide general information on dental treatments and can be shared with your patients to facilitate easy-to-understand chairside conversations.
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Vaping vs. Smoking Cigarettes

Many people, especially teens, think of vaping as a healthier choice over smoking, but that’s not always true. In many cases, even when vaping pods are labeled as nicotine-free, vaping carries with it many of the risks associated with nicotine. Other harmful chemicals also are often present. Vaping is associated with a number of health risks.

April 01, 2024

The Value of Dental X-rays

Dental x-rays can help your dentist see what is going on inside your mouth. This page talks about the types of x-rays, the problems they can identify, and how safe they are.

March 01, 2024

Protect Your Smile With A Mouthguard

Mouthguards aren’t just important during high-impact, team sports. They can protect your teeth and mouth from injuries during individual sports too.

February 01, 2024

Reducing Dental Pain in Teens and Adults

You may be surprised that much of the dental pain you experience can be controlled with medications you can buy at the drug store.

January 01, 2024

Do Not Let Dental Erosion Eat Away At Your Enamel

Dental erosion occurs when tooth enamel is worn away, leaving teeth yellowed and sensitive. Learn how to help patients protect their healthy smiles.

December 01, 2023

Caring for Your Gums

Gums involve the pink tissue you see around teeth but also the tissues beneath the surface of those pink gums. Neglecting the gums can lead to tooth loss.

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.

More patient articles from JADA

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 SRI@ADA.org.