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The Academy for Sports Dentistry has compiled links to several articles on popular dental topics from a variety of trusted resources, including state and national dental and related associations, dental specialty associations, government agencies, and world-renowned medical clinics.  If you need more technical information, ask your dentist, call your state or local dental association, or e-mail us at sportsdentistry@consolidated.net.

INDEX

Bad Breath
Bridges
Concussions
Cosmetic Dentistry (General)
Crowns
Dental Care (General)
Dental Implants
Dry Mouth
Fillings and Amalgam
Food, Drink, Nutrition
Gum Disease, Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease
Injury Prevention and Emergencies
Jaw Pain/TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
Missing Teeth (General)
Mouth Sores
Mouthguards
Oral Piercings
Orthodontics
Plaque
Root Canals
Sleep Apnea
Smoking, Chewing/Smokeless Tobacco, Oral Cancer
Sugarless Gum
Teeth Grinding
Teeth Sensitivity
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Decay, Toothaches, Cavities, Caries
Treatment of Dental Injuries (General)
Wisdom Teeth

Bad Breath
American Dental Association.  Bad Breath.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bad-breath

California Dental Association.  Bad Breath.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/bad_breath_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Bad Breath.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bad-breath/basics/definition/con-20014939

Bridges
American Dental Association.  Bridges.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bridges

Cleveland Clinic.  Dental Bridges.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/medicaldevices/hic_Dental_Bridges

Concussions
Academy for Sports Dentistry.  Position Statements.
hhttp://www.academyforsportsdentistry.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51:position-statements&catid=20:site-content&Itemid=111ttp://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/definition/con-20019272

Mayo Clinic.  Concussion.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/definition/con-20019272

National Athletic Trainers Association.  Position Statement:  Management of Sport Concussion.
http://www.nata.org/News%20Release/nata-issues-new-position-statement-management-sport-concussion

Cosmetic Dentistry (General)
California Dental Association.  Cosmetic Dentistry:  It can really make a difference.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/cosmetic_dentistry_english.pdf

Crowns
American Dental Association.  Crowns.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/Crowns 

Academy of General Dentistry.  What Are Crowns?
http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=C&iid=301&aid=1204

Cleveland Clinic.  Dental Crowns.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments_and_procedures/hic_Dental_Crowns

Dental Care (General)
Academy of General Dentistry.  Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene.
http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=D&iid=184&aid=3806

California Dental Association.  Preventive Care.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/preventive_care_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Dental Exam:  What you can expect.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-exam/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20013677

Mayo Clinic.  Oral Health:  Brush up on dental care basics.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/dental/art-20045536

Dental Implants
Academy of General Dentistry.  What Is a Dental Implant?
http://www.knowyourteeth.com/print/printpreview.asp?content=article&abc=I&iid=307&aid=1257

American Dental Association.  Implants.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/i/Implants

California Dental Association.  Dental Implants.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/dental_implants_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Dental Implant Surgery.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-implant-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20009052

Dry Mouth
American Dental Association.  Dry Mouth.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/dry-mouth

California Dental Association.  Dry Mouth.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/dry_mouth_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Dry Mouth.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-mouth/basics/definition/con-20035499

Cleveland Clinic.  Dry Mouth Treatments.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_dry_mouth_treatments

National Institutes of Health.  Dry Mouth
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/Topics/DryMouth/DryMouth.htm

Fillings and Amalgam
American Dental Association.  Fillings, Gold (Inlays)
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/Fillings-Gold-Inlays

American Dental Association.  Fillings, Silver-Colored
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/fillings-silver-colored

American Dental Association.  Fillings, Tooth-Colored
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/Fillings-Tooth-colored

American Dental Association.  Dental Amalgam:  What Others Say.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/amalgam_english.pdf

Food, Drink, Nutrition
American Dental Association.  Bottled Water.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/bottled-water

American Dental Association.  Diet and Dental Health.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/diet-and-dental-health

Minnesota Dental Association.  Sip All Day, Get Decay:  What Dentists Say.
http://www.sipallday.org/about-the-campaign/what-dentists-say

Minnesota Dental Association.  Sugar & Acid = Double Trouble.  Sugar-Acid Chart.
http://www.sipallday.org/userfiles/ckfiles/files/Sugar-Acid-Chart-11-07.pdf

Gum Disease, Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease
American Dental Association.  Gum Disease.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/g/gum-disease

California Dental Association.  Gum Disease:  A Guide to Periodontal Disease.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/gum_disease_english.pdf

Cleveland Clinic.  Gingivitis.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/head-neck/diseases-conditions/hic-gingivitis

Mayo Clinic.  Gingivitis.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gingivitis/basics/definition/con-20021422

Injury Prevention and Emergencies
California Dental Association.  Emergencies.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/emergencies_english.pdf

Academy for Sports Dentistry.  Emergency Treatment of Athletic Dental Injuries.
http://www.academyforsportsdentistry.org/treatment-cards

Academy for Sports Dentistry.  Five Tips to Prevent Facial Injuries with Simple Sports Safety Precautions
http://www.academyforsportsdentistry.org/facial-protection-month

Jaw Pain/TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)
American Dental Association.  Jaw Pain.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/j/jaw-pain

Mayo Clinic.  TMJ disorders.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tmj/basics/definition/con-20043566

Cleveland Clinic.  Temporomandibular Disorders.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/head-neck/diseases-conditions/hic-tmd-disorders

Missing Teeth (General)
American Dental Association.  Missing Teeth.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/m/missing-teeth

Cleveland Clinic.  Dental Restorations.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/head-neck/treatments-services/hic-dental-restorations

Mouth Sores
American Dental Association.  Mouth Sores.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/m/mouth-sores

Mayo Clinic.  Canker sore.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/definition/con-20021262

Cleveland Clinic.  Canker Sores & Dental Health.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/head-neck/diseases-conditions/hic-canker-sores-and-dental-health

Mouthguards
Academy for Sports Dentistry
"Gear Up Right. Get a Custom Mouthguard"

American Dental Association.  Mouthguards.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/m/mouthguards

California Dental Association.  Mouthguards.
www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/mouthguards_english.pdf

Cleveland Clinic.  Mouth Guards.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/childrens-hospital/health-info/ages-stages/childhood/hic-mouthguards

Oral Piercings
American Dental Association.  Oral Piercings.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oral-piercings

California Dental Association.  Oral Piercings.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/oral_piercing_english.pdf

Cleveland Clinic.  Mouth Jewelry, Oral Piercings and Your Health.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments_and_procedures/hic_Dental_Check-up/hic_Mouth_Jewelry_Oral_Piercings_and_Your_Health

Mayo Clinic.  Piercings:  How to prevent complications.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/piercings/art-20047317

Orthodontics
American Association of Orthodontists.  Why Orthodontic Treatment?
http://www.mylifemysmile.org/why-orthodontic-treatment/

American Dental Association.  Orthodontics.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/Orthodontics

California Dental Association.  Orthodontics:  Braces...for me?
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/orthodontics_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Dental Braces:  Why it's done.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/braces/basics/why-its-done/prc-20013670

Plaque
American Dental Association.  Plaque.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/p/plaque

Cleveland Clinic.  Plaque.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments_and_procedures/hic_Dental_Check-up/hic_Plaque

Root Canals
American Dental Association.  Root Canals.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/r/root-canals

Mayo Clinic.  Slide show:  Root canal treatment.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tooth-abscess/multimedia/root-canal/sls-20076717

Sleep Apnea
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  Dental Sleep Medicine.
http://www.aadsm.org/whatisdentalsleepmedicine.aspx

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.  Oral Appliances.
http://www.aadsm.org/oralappliances.aspx

American Dental Association.  Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/Sleep-apnea-and-snoring

Smoking, Chewing/Smokeless Tobacco, Oral Cancer
American Dental Association.  Smoking and Tobacco.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/smoking-and-tobacco

California Dental Association.  Smokeless Tobacco:  If you Chew...Quit.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/smokeless_tobacco_english.pdf

California Dental Association.  Oral Cancer.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/oral_cancer_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Mouth cancer
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mouth-cancer/expert-answers/oral-cancer/faq-20058324

Sugarless Gum
Please note:  Chewing sugarless gum, although it may help prevent tooth decay, is NOT a substitute for brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing, and it may aggravate any jaw issues that may already be present.

American Dental Association.  Chewing Gum.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/chewing-gum

Teeth Grinding
California Dental Association.  Grinding of Teeth.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/grinding_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Bruxism (teeth grinding).
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bruxism/basics/definition/con-20029395

Cleveland Clinic.  Teeth Grinding.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/head-neck/diseases-conditions/hic-teeth-grinding

Teeth Sensitivity
American Dental Association.  Sensitive Teeth.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/sensitive-teeth

Cleveland Clinic.  Sensitive Teeth.
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/head-neck/diseases-conditions/hic-sensitive-teeth

Mayo Clinic.  What causes sensitive teeth, and how can I treat my sensitive teeth?
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/expert-answers/sensitive-teeth/faq-20057854?footprints=mine

Teeth Whitening
Academy of General Dentistry.  How Can I Brighten My Smile?"
http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=B&iid=290&aid=1122

American Dental Association.  Whitening."
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening

California Dental Association.  Whitening.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/whitening_english.pdf

Cleveland Clinic.  What Teeth Whitening Options Are Available?
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments_and_procedures/hic_What_Teeth_Whitening_Options_Are_Available

Mayo Clinic.  Does whitening toothpaste actually whiten teeth?
http://www.mayoclinic.org/whitening-toothpaste/expert-answers/faq-20058411

Tooth Decay, Toothaches, Cavities, Caries
American Dental Association.  Abscess (Toothache).
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/a/abscess

American Dental Association.  Cavities.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/cavities

Mayo Clinic.  Cavities/tooth decay.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cavities/basics/definition/con-20030076

Treatment of Dental Injuries (General)
American Association of Endodontists.  Traumatic Dental Injuries.
http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/traumatic-dental-injuries.aspx

Wisdom Teeth
American Dental Association.  Wisdom Teeth.
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/wisdom-teeth

California Dental Association.  Wisdom Teeth.
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/pdfs/fact_sheets/wisdom_teeth_english.pdf

Mayo Clinic.  Wisdom Tooth Extraction.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/wisdom-tooth-extraction/basics/definition/prc-20020652