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Mobile Dental Clinics Bring Free Dental Services and Oral Health Education to Disadvantaged Children in Central Texas
In 2011, of the 16,000 children screened by the Dental Program, more than one-third of those examined were determined to need further treatment, such as fillings, root canals, extractions and cleanings.
External link Oral Health: Preventing Cavities, Gum Disease, and Oral Cancers
The CDC has complied numerous resources, tools and reports to highlight the importance of oral health in a person’s everyday life and the state of oral health for Americans throughout the country.
External link Fact Sheet: Preventing Dental Caries
Although dental caries (tooth decay) is largely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5 to 17 years—4 times more common than asthma (42% versus 9.5%).
External link Oral Health In America: Summary of the Surgeon General's Report
The major message of the report is that oral health means much more than healthy teeth, and is integral to the general health and well-being of all Americans. Oral health must be included in the provision of health care and design of community programs.
Racial and Ethnic Specific Oral Health Data
Fact sheet of baseline data re Healthy People 2010 related to racial and ethnic specific oral health
External linkpdf file NIDCR Plan to Eliminate Craniofacial, Oral, and Dental Health Disparities
A report from the NIDCR addressing inequalities in oral health status among U.S. population subgroups.
External link Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General - Summary
Oral health is integral to general health; this report provides important reminders that oral health means more than healthy teeth and that you cannot be healthy without oral health. Further, the report outlines existing safe and effective disease prevention measures that everyone can adopt to improve oral health and prevent disease.
External link Order Publications Online - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
This web link provides checkboxes for ordering publications on oral health from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Publications are available in both English and Spanish if indicated.
External link Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Toolkit
The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide guidance, technical tools, and resources to help states, territories, tribes and communities develop and implement successful oral health components of Healthy People 2010 plans as well as other oral health plans.
External link Quiz for Parents Brush Up on Healthy Teeth: Simple Steps for Kids' Smiles
Every parent knows that a healthy smile is a sign of a happy child, and oral health experts agree that creating those healthy smiles begins in infancy. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a set of pediatric oral health tips, Brush Up on Healthy Teeth: Simple Steps for Kids' Smiles.
External link Care of Teeth Exit Disclaimer
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. provides resources about dental health.

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