• Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Join Oral Health America as we celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Learn how you can get involved and support older adults with developmental disabilities. More >

  • Dental Reform Act of 2015 Introduced

    Dental Reform Act of 2015 Introduced

    On February 25th, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill that would improve the oral health of millions of Americans, especially those most vulnerable. More >

  • Informative Webinar for Professionals

    Informative Webinar for Professionals

    Interested in becoming more involved with Oral Health America? Watch our informative webinar on our state partnership opportunities with the older adult program, the Wisdom Tooth Project. Through our partnership, you can represent your state as an aging organization or an oral health coalition to help improve access to resources for older adults. This opportunity also allows your organization to collaborate with other agencies in your state to address the needs and barriers older adults face. More >

  • White House Conference on Aging: Through the Decades

    White House Conference on Aging: Through the Decades

    The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held every decade since the 1960s to address issues currently faced by older adults. As we approach the WHCOA date in 2015, visit our Blog page to view highlights and topics from each one. More >

  • Oral Health America Releases “State of Decay” Report

    Oral Health America Releases “State of Decay” Report

    This report rates each state on five variables that affect older adults' oral health. More >

  • Welcome to Tooth Wisdom!

    Welcome to Tooth Wisdom!

    Tooth Wisdom is an online tool to connect and educate older adults and their caregivers to care. Use our Health Resources to learn why it is so important to care for your mouth as you age. More >

  • Find Access to Care in Your State

    Find Access to Care in Your State

    Use toothwisdom.org's clickable map to find affordable, low-cost dental care in your area. More >

Health Resources: Learn from the experts

HbA1c and You: Five Things Every Diabetic or Caregiver Should Know

HbA1c and You: Five Things Every Diabetic or Caregiver Should Know

Do you or a love one live with diabetes? Diabetes affects the body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high or low blood sugar can cause problems with the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, oral cavity, and other parts of the body. You may have heard a doctor or dentist mention the term Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) when referring to tests that monitor blood sugar levels. Monitoring HbA1c is an important part of diabetes care, which can impact your oral as well as overall health. More >