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Small cup, model of healthy teeth, tooth brush on table to represent Oral Health, Cavity Prevention

Oral Health

  • Mouth and throat diseases, which range from cavities to cancer, cause pain and disability for millions of Americans each year, yet almost all oral diseases are largely preventable.
  • Tooth decay affects more than one-fourth of U.S. children ages 6-11 years and more than half of those ages 12-19 years (CDC) External Web Site Icon
  • Each year, more than 30,000 people learn that they have mouth (oral) or throat (pharyngeal) cancer (CDC) External Web Site Icon.
  • As many as one third of all dental injuries and up to 19% of head and face injuries are sports related (Burt 2001).
Task Force Findings 
Presentations and Promotional Materials

Slides and Presentations

Public Health Grand Rounds — Community Water Fluoridation: A Vital 21st Century Public Health Intervention External Web Site Icon
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Community Guide Flyer

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Use this quick-read description of the Community Guide as a handout for presentations or as a stand-alone piece for exhibits, webinars, meetings, and conferences. [Two pages, designed to print front-and-back, head-to-head in color, on white 8.5" x 11" paper]


Burt CW, Overpeck MD. Emergency visits for sports-related injuries. Ann Emerg Med 2001;37:301–8.

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