American Dental Association

Written by Rachel Arieff
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American Dental Association is the name of the most important professional organization of dentists in the world. Established in 1859, its goals are dental health and awareness, especially through public health campaigns. It also champions dental ethics, and scientific advancements in dental care.

Perhaps its most important message, though, is the idea of good dental health through prevention. Remember all those TV ads you saw as a kid about brushing, flossing, and eating the right foods? They were the work of the American Dental Association, and the fact that they've stuck in our psyches is a testament to the effectiveness of its work.

The American Dental Association Guidelines to Good Dental Health

For good oral health, the American Dental Association recommends the basic things: Brush and floss regularly. Avoid drinking too many soft drinks. Cut down on sweets, and snack on hard fruits and vegetables instead. Your teeth will not only look and feel better, but you will as well.

However, you can't do it all alone. It's also important to go to the dentist for regular checkups. If you don't have or can't afford dental insurance, don't worry. With the new supplemental insurance plans available, you can now get these checkups, along with any dental work you might need, only when you need it - by reputable professionals, at deeply discounted rates.

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