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
Did you know that sugar-sweetened beverages are leading sources of added sugars in the American diet, and can lead to obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, and more? March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme, “Go Further with Food,” encourages healthy eating habits for you and your family. Opt for fluoridated water over sugary drinks, and add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. To get a personalized nutrition plan, try USDA’s SuperTracker.
- Page last reviewed: October 18, 2016
- Page last updated: March 15, 2018
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