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Welcome to North Carolina’s premier source for oral health news and information. For everything from recent headlines to in-depth oral health articles, take a look at the NCDS Newsroom.  Curious about dentists or dentistry, click the What Do Dentists Do?
For patient information, including products that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance and the Top Ten Dental Symptoms, visit There’s, a great site for teaching kids the importance of brushing, how to deal with braces, and what to expect when they go to the dentist. There are even games and puzzles. Resources


Learn about dental issues for every member of your family, whether they’re 8 months or 80 years old. Each section from Pregnancy through Adults Over 60 covers dental health concerns, healthy habits, and nutrition tips targeted to each life stage.  

Dental Health Topics from A-Z

Have a question about your dental health? Search over 120 topics to learn and watch videos about different dental issues and discover how you can prevent and/or treat these issues.  

ADA Seal of Acceptance

ADAsealThere are so many dental care products on the store shelves, how do you decide what’s best for you and your family … favorite brand, lowest price, great flavor, safe and effective? The ADA Seal of Acceptance database can help you narrow down your search for oral health products that do exactly what they claim under a Seal you can trust.    

Symptom Checker

symptom_checkerCheck out your symptoms on the ADA Dental Symptom Checker, which can help you understand what your dental symptoms may mean so that you can make informed decisions about your dental health. You can also download the Symptom Checker app for Android and Apple devices.  


Making wise food and beverage choices are good for your entire body as well as helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Learn about foods that could help – or harm your dental health

MouthHealthy Kids

MHKWant to make dental health fun for children? Visit There you’ll find fun videos and activities for kids of all ages. There are even some presentations for educators.