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Spanish Language Publications

Adult Oral Health

Older Adults Oral Health 
Las personas mayores y la salud oral (Older Adults and Oral Health)
This fact sheet dispels many common misconceptions about oral health and growing older and offers tips on maintaining a healthy mouth for a lifetime.​


Tooth Decay (Caries)

Una boca saludable para su bebé (A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby)
This easy-to-read brochure is for parents of infants or toddlers. It explains why baby teeth are important, gives tips on how to prevent early childhood tooth decay, and promotes the age 1 dental visit. 

iLos dientes de leche son importantes! (Baby teeth are important!)(17x22 poster)
A companion to the popular Spanish version of "A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby," this poster explains why baby teeth are important.

El proceso del deterioro de los dientes: Cómo revertirlo y evitar que se forme una caries dental (The Tooth Decay Process: How to Reverse It and Avoid a Cavity)
Information for parents of school-age children on how the tooth decay process starts and how it can be stopped. 


Dental Sealants

Selle los dientes contra la caries dental (Seal Out Tooth Decay)
This brochure explains what sealants are and why they're important for protecting teeth from decay. It also has a step-by-step description (with pictures) of how sealants are applied to teeth. An introduction section lists other things you can do to keep your children's teeth healthy.


Dry Mouth

La boca seca (Dry Mouth)
This brochure discusses the causes of dry mouth, the importance of saliva to oral health, and steps to follow to relieve dryness.


Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Enfermedad de las encías o enfermedad periodontal - Causas, síntomas y tratamientos (Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments)
This brochure is for people with gum disease. It discusses the causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

La placa (Plaque: What it is and how to get rid of it)
This brochure shows how to brush and floss.


HIV/AIDS and Oral Health

Problemas orales en pacientes con infección por el VIH (Mouth Problems and HIV)
This brochure for patients explains the most common oral problems linked to HIV and shows what they look like. It also describes where in the mouth they occur and how they are treated.

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes Dental Tips 
La diabetes: Consejos sobre la salud oral (Diabetes: Dental Tips)
This concise patient handout describes warning signals of oral health problems, as well as practical information on preventing the periodontal complications of diabetes.
Cómo prevenir los problemas de la diabetes: Mantenga la boca sana (Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your mouth healthy)
This easy-to-read booklet teaches people how diabetes can damage teeth and gums and how this damage can be prevented. Focuses on proper dental care and frequent dental visits. Part of a series on preventing diabetes problems.


Low-Cost Dental Care

Cómo encontrar cuidados dentales a bajo costo (Finding Low-Cost Dental Care)
This fact sheet suggests various local, state, and federal sources of low-cost dental care. Information on accessing treatment through clinical trials and dental schools is also provided.


Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment

La boca y el tratamiento de radiación en la cabeza y el cuello (Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth)
This patient brochure discusses how radiation affects the mouth and the importance of seeing a dentist before, during, and after cancer treatment. Also included are self-care tips for patients to keep their mouth healthy during treatment.
La quimioterapia y la boca (Chemotherapy and Your Mouth)
This patient brochure discusses how chemotherapy affects the mouth and the importance of seeing a dentist before, during, and after treatment. Also included are self-care tips for patients to keep their mouth healthy during treatment.
Tres buenas razones para ver a un dentista ANTES de comenzar el tratamiento contra el cáncer (Three Good Reasons to See a Dentist BEFORE Cancer Treatment)
This patient pamphlet discusses reasons to see a dentist before cancer treatment, how to protect the mouth during treatment, and advice on when to call the cancer care team about mouth problems. Self-care tips are also provided.


TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders 
Al tratar los trastornos de las articulaciones y los músculos temporomandibulares, a menudo hacer menos es lo mejor (Less is Often Best in Treating TMJ Disorders)
This fact sheet gives an overview of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, offers self-care practices that may help, and cautions about treatments that might not be necessary.

Los trastornos de las articulaciones y de los músculos temporomandibulares (ATM) (TMJ Disorders)
This brochure describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders. It cautions about treatments that may not be necessary, as well as some that may be harmful. The publication concludes with a description of research under way on TMJ disorders.

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This page last updated: July 26, 2016