Home oral care recommendations from the ADA

Home Oral Care
Key Points

Home oral care recommendations from the ADA are based on data from clinical studies.
While general recommendations may adequately address the needs for many patients, a dentist may tailor home oral care recommendations to fit the individual patient’s needs and wants.
Home oral care is an important contributor to oral health, and can help lessen the need for extensive dental intervention in the future.

Thumbnail image of a handout highlighting home oral care recommendations from the American Dental Association

This home oral care guide, developed by the ADA, is a summary of the recommendations below, and can be used to help facilitate discussions with your patients about their home oral health care habits.

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