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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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Should my children have fluoride?

ADA Amount of Fluoride for Kids

The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults use fluoride toothpaste displaying the ADA Seal of Acceptance. For children younger than 3 years, you should begin brushing your children’s teeth as soon as they start to appear in the mouth by using fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice. You should be brushing their teeth thoroughly twice a day (morning and night) or as directed by your dentist or physician. For children 3 to 6 years of age, dispense no more than a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste and brush teeth thoroughly twice per day. Always supervise your child’s brushing to ensure that they use the appropriate amount of toothpaste and try and get your child to spit out most of the toothpaste.
ADA Success for Dental Students

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