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
CDC wishes you and your loved ones a great holiday season and new year. Our oral health affects our ability to speak, smile, and eat—three things we couldn’t live without! Celebrate the gift of good oral health by following these 6 easy ways to care for your mouth to ring in the new year.
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