Health Investments that Pay Off: Strategies to Improve Oral Health

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among American children. Access to oral health care that could prevent tooth decay is significantly worse for low-income and minority children. Tooth decay and other oral health complications are preventable, and several prevention and early treatment options are safe, effective and economical. Governors who want to address oral health needs should consider interventions that show strong evidence of improving oral health outcomes.

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