Dr. Paul Perella, DMD

ADA LAUNCHES "DENTAL SYSTEM CHECKER"

We all do it. The minute something starts to hurt or bother us, instead of calling the doctor or dentist, we hop online, and "Google" our symptom and wait with bated breath.

Luckily for us, the American Dental Association (ADA) has launched a new "Dental Symptom Checker" on their MouthHealthy.org website. It is designed help people make better-informed decisions about their oral health, help build consumer awareness of the importance of oral health, and recognize the benefits of regular dental visits, according to the ADA.

After entering their age and gender in the ADA Dental Symptom Checker, patients can identify the location of the symptom they're having and other factors, such as pain or discharge, and read about various conditions that fit that description. The Dental Symptom Checker is not meant to diagnose or replace the role of the dentist. In fact, many of the conditions emphasize the importance of seeing a dentist or physician.

MouthHealthy.org is also a great resource for dental health information for people of all ages and stages: pregnancy, infants, kids, teens, adults and older adults.

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