Good oral health is an important part of good overall health. Dental public health focuses on improving oral health for all Americans by reducing disparities and expanding access to effective prevention programs. Examples of CDC’s efforts in this area include community water fluoridation and school dental sealant programs.
CDC also monitors disease across the nation and is working to integrate oral health programs into chronic disease prevention efforts and medical care.
In the Spotlight
The baby boomer generation is the first where the majority of people will keep their natural teeth over their entire lifetime. Here are some things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth.
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