Online Dental Library - Free Education

This online dental library is for your dental health and knowledge. Authored by top dental educators and clinicians, it is simple, accurate, and trustworthy. To find an article about dentistry, type a query in the box below or browse the page. You are welcome to print, email and share with friends. Please ask any questions you may have.


teeth whitening

Teeth Whitening - Brighter, lighter, whiter...
A white smile radiates health, warmth, and joy. These impressions are reinforced worldwide by the "Hollywood smile," as millions watch American movie stars' lifestyles and white smiles. Today brighter, lighter, whiter teeth are commonplace. Tooth whitening by bleaching is a successful, safe, affordable option...


porcelain veneers

Enhance Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers enhance smiles in sparkling fashion, yet with minimal intervention. When are they appropriate? When are they not? Read more in this sequel on porcelain veneers...


cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry - Time To Radiate
Review with us the menu of cosmetic improvements available to your smile. As beautiful as your smile may get, the real beauty is how you feel when you show it...


dental implants

Dental Implants - Today's Third Set of Teeth
Fifty years ago a scientific discovery opened dentistry's vistas to an exciting and natural tooth replacement option. Can dental implants change your life? Read how...


tooth decay

Tooth Decay - What It Is And How to Avoid It!
Tooth Decay is a problem many don't realize is preventable. Since it is a major cause of tooth loss, learn what causes tooth decay, how to prevent it, and its relation to bacteria, sugars and acids...


tooth fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings - Naturally Beautiful
Special "adhesive" tooth-colored fillings are the modern result of age-old desires, by patients for metal-free fillings and by dentists for preserving tooth structure...


oral hygiene

Oral Hygiene - A Primer
Equip yourself for the fight against dental problems - load your tooth brush, tooth paste, dental floss, mouth wash and dietary habits. Your winning strategy for oral health is revealed here...


gum disease

What is Gum Disease?
If your gums bleed when you brush or floss, gum disease may be at fault. It is the leading cause of tooth loss, more than tooth decay. So learn how to control this risk and keep your smile...


smile makeover

Thinking Of A Smile Makeover?
The healthy are realizing the emotional and social impact of a beautiful smile, and they want better smiles. Find out about the benefits of a beautiful smile...


tmd

TMD - The Multi Tasker
TMD is a multi tasker when it comes to symptoms - joint aches, sinusitis, plus ear, tooth and head aches. Learn what causes and what gives away TMD, and how to treat this problem...


implant over-dentures

Implant Over-Dentures for the Lower Jaw
Implant over-dentures are a key development in dentistry, in many cases a better starting point than traditional dentures...


pregnancy

Pregnancy & Dental Health
Pregnancy is a good period to be healthy. So let us review the links between oral and overall health, including the development of the fetus. Here is how to care for your baby by caring for yourself...


root canal

"I'd Rather Have a Root Canal..."
Root canals are notorious for being painful, yet this reputation is undeserved. Learn the difference between diseased tooth pulp and root canal therapy, and tell apart the good guy from the bad...


invisalign

Invisalign Teeth Straightening
Orthodontics without braces? Without anyone knowing? Find out about Invisalign, a series of invisible teeth aligners...


sports injuries

Sports Injuries & Dental Health
Sports can injure your teeth, but these accidents are successfully treated, provided you react quickly. If you do not, such injuries can cause pain, embarrassment and never ending costs...


porcelain veneers

Porcelain Veneers - Drill Free
Drill-free dentistry - to good to believe? Thanks to new materials and ideas, such techniques do exist and are making headway among dentists and patients alike...


tooth decay

Tooth Decay - What Is Your Risk?
The best cure is prevention. Dentistry is focusing more on teaching how you can manage the risk of tooth decay, based on a long record of scientific evidence and analysis. Read more about these important lessons...


wisdom teeth

Wisdom Teeth - When To Remove Your Wisdom
The odd name owes to the observation that a certain age and wisdom are needed before such teeth appear. Learn the problems with wisdom teeth and whether to remove them...


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