Oral Health Resources
In the Spotlight
School-Based Dental Sealant Programs
The scientific evidence shows that school-based dental sealant programs
work to stop tooth decay. These programs are especially important for
reaching children at highest risk for tooth decay.
CDC awards funding to 16 states to strengthen their oral health programs
and improve the oral health of their residents.
Program At A Glance, 2008:
Cavities, Gum Disease, and Tooth Loss
CDC is the lead
federal agency responsible for promoting oral health through public
A collection of resources on the benefits, safety, engineering
support, and other information on community water fluoridation and
State and County Water Fluoridation Information
My Water's Fluoride,
Health Maps and other resources provide up-to-date
information on the fluoride content of water in 32 participating
Oral Health Programs
CDC provides funding and technical assistance to help state
and territorial health agencies develop and operate public health
programs to improve oral health. Currently,
16 states receive funds. CDC also has
developed a collection of tools to
assist states to build oral health program capacity, including a
tool for developing a state
Recommended Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry
These CDC guidelines provide the latest information on dental
infection control issues as well as consensus evidence-based
recommendations. See also the
slide set and
accompanying speaker notes.
Surgeon General’s Statement Supporting Water Fluoridation
See also the
fact sheet summary
of most recent Surgeon General’s Report and
summary of Surgeon General’s Call to Action.
Brush Up on Healthy Teeth
A health education campaign including a Brush Up Quiz for Parents, Tip Sheet, and Poster.
Also in Spanish!
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Page last reviewed:
August 12, 2008
Page last modified: August 12, 2008
Division of Oral Health,
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and