Chapter

Oral Health

Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195151091
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.003.0007
 Oral Health

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This chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force on interventions to prevent or control dental caries (tooth decay), oral (mouth) and pharyngeal (throat) cancers, and sports-related craniofacial injuries. The Task Force recommends both community water fluoridation (CWF) and school-base or school-linked pit and fissure sealant delivery programs to help reduce dental caries.

Keywords: community health; oral health; tooth decay prevention; oral cancer prevention; health interventions

Chapter.  10283 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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