According to the CDC, approximately 500 million dental visits are made in the U.S. each year. Yet, many children and adults needlessly suffer from oral diseases that could be prevented.
With proper preventive care, such as regular checkups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and dental sealants, the risk for dental disease could be greatly reduced.
Online Source: American Dental Associationhttp://www.ada.org/2607.aspx
Online Source: Americian Cancer Societyhttp://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@nho/documents/document/oralcancerpdf.pdf
Online Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/doh.htm
Online Source: Americian Dental Associationhttp://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/b/baby-bottle-tooth-decay.aspx
Online Source: Americian Dental Associationhttp://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/cavities.aspx
Online Source: Americian Dental Associationhttp://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oral-cancer.aspx
Online Editor: Kochman, Marilyn
Online Medical Reviewer: Eakle, W. Stephan, DDS
Online Medical Reviewer: Foster, Sara, RN, MPH
Date Last Reviewed: 3/28/2013
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