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revised January 13, 2009

Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

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Child flossingOral health plays an important role in general health and quality of life.  Oral disease causes pain and suffering that can undermine psychological and social well-being.  Although dental caries are common, they are getting less prevalent over time.  While overall oral health status is getting better, poor dental health outcomes remain in some groups.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Use of bottles in bed
  • Dental caries
  • Urgent dental conditions
  • Visits to the dentist
  • Oral health and immigrants

Dental Health (PDF 4 pages, 525KB)


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