Dental Health Information

General Information

“Tell me about…” leaflets Brought to you by the Oral Health Foundation, this site explains dental topics, including all common treatments, in plain English. A questions-and-answers format is used for each topic. An friendly site if you’re looking for basic, easy-to-read information.

Animated Teeth Detailed explanations and animations on lots of dental topics and procedures. This site has really grown over the years and is now an excellent source of evidence-based information!

Ask Dr. Spiller Tons and tons of information. If you don’t mind explicit images and you’re looking for information on dental health or dental procedures, this can be a brilliant site. Covers most aspects of dentistry and dental health, and explains both advantages and disadvantages of various dental treatments. Good advice on prevention. Lots of detail.

Dental FAQs at Dental Fear Central explains some common dental procedures, gives tips for preventing future problems, and contains a section on DIY dentistry.

Quackwatch and Dentalwatch address some of the myths and “controversies” you may encounter while surfing the web (such as “root canals are dangerous”, “amalgam fillings are poison”, “fluoride should be banned”, and the the elusive NICO cavitations).

Blogs and Blog-style Websites

Oral Answers – This is a blog started by a dental student in the USA to help people learn about dental health and dental procedures. Very well written and lots of interesting articles.

The Healthy Mouth Project The Healthy Mouth Project was created by a real dentist to provide honest and easy to understand information about all aspects of dentistry. It has information about dental health tips, dental appliances, dental procedures, reviews of dental products, and safe and effective DIY dentistry guides.

TMJ, Clenching and Grinding

TMJ Disorders (MedlinePlus) A brief outline of causes, symptoms, and treatments of TMJ disorders.

headacheprevention.com and nti-tss.com provide information about the NTI-TSS device for grinding or clenching problems.

Dental Implants

Dental Implant Information An overview of routine dental implant treatment for consumers by the Association of Dental Implantology UK.

Orthodontics (Braces)

Archwired A site for adults with orthodontic braces. Provides a wealth of information, not only covering the technical aspects, but also the psychological impact of wearing braces as an adult. Written (with a little bit of help from dental professionals) by someone who’s undergone orthodontic treatment as an adult herself. Also features a busy discussion forum, and a great soft foods section (which also comes in handy after extractions, or while getting used to dentures).