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.
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Oral Cancer Awareness
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. To lower your risk for oral cancer, don’t use tobacco products and limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Learn more about oral cancers on our Head and Neck Cancers page.
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- Page last updated: April 5, 2017
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