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Dental care and oral health information you need
from the Academy of General Dentistry

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Pacifiers Have Negative and Positive Effects


There is an association between pacifier use and acute middle ear infections (otitis media).

Press Releases

www.KnowYourTeeth.com Fact Sheet


Breaking New Ground on the Web

About KnowYourTeeth.com

KnowYourTeeth.com is fast becoming the Internet's leading resource and authority on dental care and oral health. Sponsored by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), KnowYourTeeth.com delivers the latest consumer information on dental topics through cutting-edge Internet technology in a consumer-friendly format, and offers features not found anywhere else on the Web. Visitors to KnowYourTeeth.com can find everything they need to know to maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime.


KnowYourTeeth.com's hub for information on almost any dental topic you can imagine, this section offers "bite-sized" chunks of useful information for consumers. Some features include the ABCs of Oral Health, Hot Topics, and Glossary of Dental Terms.

ABCs of Oral Health

Consumers can find answers to their questions on virtually every dental care and oral health topic — ranging from braces, cavities and wisdom teeth — to tooth loss, dry mouth and gum disease.

"Dental Diary" Widget

The "Dental Diary" widget is a first-of-its-kind in the dental community. This personalized interface with KnowYourTeeth.com offers up-to-date information and calendar reminders about dental care. Consumers can easily upload the Dental Diary onto their desktops or personal Web pages to receive reminders about toothbrush changes, dental appointments, X-rays and more for the whole family.

"The Life of a Tooth" Timeline

Unlike anything else on the Web, "The Life of a Tooth" is an animated timeline that features dynamic, floating silhouettes representing six key life stages — from infancy, childhood and adolescence, to young, middle and senior adulthood. Accompanying copy explains how teeth and mouths change in each of these stages of life.

Your Family's Oral Health

Whether you are an expectant mom, a teen dealing with braces, a grandparent, or someone in between, this section categorizes oral health information for every member of the family.

Your Trip to the Dentist

This section prepares consumers for their trip to the dentist by providing information on how to choose a dentist, dental insurance, dental technology and what to expect during a visit.

Poll of the Week

Visitors to KnowYourTeeth.com's home page can participate in a periodic quick poll featuring a variety of dental care questions such as, "At what age should your child have his or her first dental appointment?"

Factoid of the Week

The home page rotates interesting educational facts about teeth; for example, "Did you know that nearly 27 percent of patients experience their first adult tooth loss between the ages of 21 and 30?"

Dental Advisor

Can't find the answer to your question? Consumers can post questions on the site's online forum, and an AGD dentist provides answers within 48 hours.

Glossary of Dental Terms

The Glossary provides definitions for dental terms you may know such as cavities or fluoride or those you may not know, such as "edentulous" (having lost most or all of the natural teeth), "periodontal disease" (inflammation and irritation of the gums), or "prophylaxis" (professional cleaning of the teeth by a dentist or hygienist).

Five Most Viewed Topics

Wondering what topics other people are interested in? Visitors can see which ones are most popular by reviewing the Five Most Viewed Topics, available through links on the home page.

Meet our Partners

Site visitors can link to other dental care and oral health Web sites, such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Hispanic Dental Association.

Special Feature

KnowYourTeeth.com offers an in-depth look at a particular topic, such as Tooth Erosion or Dry Mouth. The current Special Feature is "Tooth Loss," and includes an overview of the topic, FAQs and a downloadable four-color brochure.

Find a General Dentist

Recently graduated from college or just moved to a new city? This resource is a continuation of AGD's successful "Find a Great Dentist" public service program and helps consumers locate a qualified general dentist in their area.

RSS Feed

Consumers can subscribe to KnowYourTeeth.com's RSS feeds to receive news on topics of interest, delivered directly to their desktops from KnowYourTeeth.com.

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the profession through continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world's second largest dental association, which is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs. Learn more about AGD member dentists or find more information on dental health topics at www.KnowYourTeeth.com.

Note: Information that appears in General Dentistry, the AGD's peer-reviewed journal, AGD Impact, the AGD's newsmagazine and related press releases do not necessarily reflect the endorsement of the AGD.


*For a complete list of oral health and industry press releases, visit the AGD News Releases.

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Contact the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)'s public relations team:

Lauren Henderson

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