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CBS Coverage of Dental Office Openings

Expectations when visiting the dentist

CBS This Morning reports on extra steps dentists are taking to help protect patients and staff as dental practices fully reopen.

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ADA Endorses Bento

Save time and money with ADA-endorsed Bento, a modern alternative to dental benefits administration.

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ABC News Dentist Open

Dental Practices Rebound

Patients return for dental appointments amid added safety precautions and social distancing measures

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How do I brush my teeth? How long should I brush?

You should be brushing your teeth for two minutes, twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Choose a soft-bristled brush that fits your mouth and place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently move the brush back and forth in short, tooth-wide strokes. Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth. To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
ADA Success for Dental Students

Prepare for life as a dentist with this series of live programs.