Oral Health Topics

Massachusetts Dental Society

Two Willow Street
Suite 200
Southborough, MA 01745

(800) 342-8747
(508) 480-0002 fax

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Dental Emergency?

Do you know what to do in the event of a dental emergency, such as a knocked-out tooth? 

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Children and infants have different dental needs than adults. From first dental visits to mouthguards to sealants, here are some topics that are important to your child’s developing oral health and overall health.


Topics Programs
Grin Wear It Logo

Grin and Wear It® is a program the educates children and adults on the importance of wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports.

Canning Cover

Canning Tooth Decay is the Massachusetts Dental Society's program designed to educate students, teachers, and parents on the effects that too much soda can have on oral health.




Conditions & Diseases

The following topics will provide you with information and resources about oral health conditions and diseases affecting you and your family's oral health care.


Topics Programs
Tips On Spit

Tips on Spitsmis a program sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) developed to spread the word that smokeless tobacco is not harmless tobacco.

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Mouths in All Tongues® is program designed to provide non-English speaking populations with important oral health information.




Dental Procedures

What happens when you go to the dentist? These oral health topics will help explain what you can expect from a visit to the dentist’s office, and describe some of the more common dental procedures.


Topics Programs

Child Identification Program (CHIP) is sponsored by the Masons and is the most comprehensive service of its kind. The program provides tools to help law enforcement authorities find a missing child during the most critical hours, and a permanent identification record in the event of a tragedy. CHIP is free to the public.



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Oral Hygiene

A healthy mouth is the first step to a lifetime of good oral health. The following topics break down the basics of good oral hygiene


Topics Programs
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Oral Health is Overall Health focuses on the importance of regular oral care and how it relates to your physical health.  Your teeth and gums hold important clues to other health issues.

Lasting Impressions Logo

Lasting Impressionssm is designed to educate mature adults on the importance of good dental health. Good oral hygiene and regular dental care are important throughout everyone's life, including seniors.