In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful dental information.  Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative.  We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.

If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website.  We hope you find these sites helpful!


TMD is TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder.  Some symptoms include clicking or popping of the jaw, pain upon opening or closing, or even tension headaches and pains along your temples, behind the ears or on your neck.  If left untreated, TMD can get to a severe state which can absolutely debilitate the normal functions of the jaw such as chewing and eating.  Our practice is committed to early screenings for TMD and believe in treating the condition conservatively.  Routine therapy includes the fabrication of occlusal nightgaurds and splints as well as the TENS machine. 

Why Smile?

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Sleep Apnea can cause many severe problems including chronic fatigue and even early death.  Though continuous positive airway pressure(CPAP) machines are the traditional form of treatment, oral devices have been shown to help greatly in battling this silent killer.  Oral Devices made by your dentist are also a great non-surgical way to treat sleep apnea.

How Gum Disease can Affect Your Heart

Diabetes and Dental Care

Diabetes and Dentistry

Oral Cancer

General Dental Websites

The following links provide some good general information on dentistry.

Academy of General Dentistry

The AGD’s consumer information site "Know Your Teeth" provides information on more than 50 oral dental health topics.

American Dental Association

Provides information for the general public including dental care articles, dental insurance information, and information for students interested in dentistry.

Contains a wide variety of dental health information, including articles on women's dental health issues, child dental care information, halitosis (bad breath) section, and new dental product information.

Oral Health Care & Products

Links to sites providing helpful information on oral health and home care products patients can use to maintain optimum oral health.


Learn how the Sonicare toothbrush creates an indescribable clean feeling, the benefits you can expect, and even take a factory tour.

Other Interesting Websites

Other sites of interest on the Web.

Healthy Smiles 2010

A program with a goal to combat America’s Oral Health Epidemic by improving the oral health of more than 50 million American children and their families by the year 2010.

National Museum of Dentistry

The museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a lively national center

where visitors learn the importance of a healthy smile and are fascinated

by the rich history of dentistry.

Tobacco Information (Quit smoking!)

Several resources and information to help those who smoke to quit.  Smoking is terribly harmful to your teeth and a healthy smile.

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Joseph J Chen, DDS
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