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Patient Resources - Brochures

Springwoods Village Dental offers the following online PDF brochures provided by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Adult Oral Health


Older Adults and Oral Health

This fact sheet dispels many common misconceptions about oral health and growing older and offers tips on maintaining a healthy mouth for a lifetime.

Plaque: What it is and how to get rid of it

This brochure shows how to brush and floss.

Burning Mouth Syndrome

This patient fact sheet discusses the signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of burning mouth syndrome. It also offers helpful tips for easing the pain associated with this condition.

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

This patient brochure discusses the causes of dry mouth, the importance of saliva to oral health, and steps to follow to relieve dryness.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

This brochure is for people with gum disease. It discusses the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

This patient brochure discusses the causes of dry mouth, the importance of saliva to oral health, and steps to follow to relieve dryness.

Diabetes and Oral Health


Diabetes: Dental Tips

This bilingual (Spanish and English) patient fact sheet describes the warning signals of oral health problems, as well as practical information on preventing the periodontal complications of diabetes.

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Mouth Healthy

This easy-to-read booklet teaches people how diabetes can damage teeth and gums and how this damage can be prevented. Focuses on proper dental care and frequent dental visits. Part of a series on preventing diabetes problems.

Children's Oral Health


A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

This easy-to-read brochure is for parents of infants or toddlers. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit.

Seal Out Tooth Decay

This brochure is for parents of children ages 6-14. It explains what sealants are and why they're important for protecting teeth from decay. It also has a step-by-step description (with pictures) of how sealants are applied to teeth.