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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Fighting Cavities with Water Fluoridation

Fluoridated water hardens tooth enamel to help prevent and even repair small cavities. For this reason, nearly 75% of US public water systems provide fluoridated water.

May 01, 2024

Vaping vs. Cigarette Smoking

Is vaping safer than smoking? Not really. Vaping pods may contain nicotine or other harmful chemicals. Learn about the health risks here.

April 01, 2024

The Value of Dental X-rays

Dental x-rays help your dentist see what is going on inside your mouth. Read about the types of x-rays, the problems they can spot, and safety.

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.

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.