Keeping all of the parts of your mouth healthy is just as important as keeping all of the parts of your body healthy.

Some problems that start in the mouth can affect other parts of the body. An infection in a tooth can spread into the ear, the bones of the jaw and face, or even the bloodstream. Certain diseases, like chicken pox and mononucleosis, cause problems in the mouth.

People who don't eat a healthy, balanced diet may not get enough important vitamins every day. In severe cases, the gums can swell and bleed, or the teeth may get loose or not develop properly.

Brushing and flossing every day, seeing the dentist twice a year, and eating the right foods help keep the mouth and the body well.

Animated-Teeth.com
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Information about electric toothbrushes, bad breath, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, cold sores, canker sores, root canal treatment, wisdom teeth, and crowns.
Colgate Kids World
[ Kids ] Play online games, puzzles, and other activities that teach about keeping teeth healthy.
Healthy Teeth
[ Kids ] Learn about cavities, protecting teeth, getting braces, not smoking, and what happens at the dentist. Try some experiments and take a quiz.
How Does Fluoride Work?
[ Kids ] Find out how fluoride fights cavities, where it comes from, and why it's important.
KidsHealth: Taking Care of Your Teeth
[ Kids ] Tells why healthy teeth are important, different things people have used to clean them, and how to brush and floss.
KidsHealth: What's a Cavity?
[ Kids ] Learn what causes tooth decay, what the dentist does, and how to take care of teeth.
Mouth Healthy Kids
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Try a game show, listen to a story, search for words or learn about dental health. From the American Dental Association. [Requires free Flash or Adobe downloads.]
SmileKids
[ Kids ] Learn about healthy teeth, get tips for brushing and flossing, play games, do puzzles, and color pages.
Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth
[ Kids/Teens ] Learn what is bad about some snacks, how sugars attack teeth, and ways to snack smart. Includes a list of good foods and snack reminders.
TeensHealth: Canker Sores
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Article discusses what they are, what causes them, if they are contagious, and how they are treated.
TeensHealth: Gum Disease
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains what it is, who can get it, why braces can be a problem, how it's treated, and tips for prevention.
TeensHealth: Mouth and Teeth
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Lists the parts of the mouth, how they develop, what they do, and what can go wrong.
TeensHealth: What Causes Bad Breath?
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Article explains the truth about halitosis and gives answers to common myths.
Teeth and Teeth Care
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Find out what they do, what they are made of, and how they decay. Child and Youth Health gives tips for keeping toothbrushes clean, having a healthy mouth, and tooth-friendly foods and drinks.
Visit the Dentist With Marty
[ Kids ] Listen or read along as Marty takes a trip to the dentist and learns how to protect his teeth. [Requires free Flash download.]

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