Basics of Oral Health
Oral health affects our ability to eat, speak, smile, and show emotions. Oral health also affects a person’s self-esteem, school performance, and attendance at work or school. Oral diseases—which range from cavities and gum disease to oral cancer—cause pain and disability for millions of Americans and cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year.
Data and tips for parents to help them protect their children’s teeth.
Data and tips for adults on how to maintain a healthy mouth.
Data and tips for older adults to maintain a healthy mouth.
Data on health disparities and ways to reduce these disparities.
Information on cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.