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
Children’s Dental Health
February is Children's Dental Health Month. Learn how most cavities in children can be prevented, and how CDC brings this program to children at highest risk for decay. View CDC Feature on Children’s Dental Health.
- Page last reviewed: October 18, 2016
- Page last updated: February 2, 2017
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