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Oral Health

Good oral health is an important part of good overall health.1 It improves a person's ability to speak, smile, smell, taste, touch, chew, swallow, and make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions. However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause significant pain and disability for many Americans.2


1. Oral Health. CDC. 1/9/18
2. Why Is Oral Health Important? Healthy People 2020. 2/15/18.
The New Jersey Department of Health tracks oral health through:
Nationally, data are tracked through:

New Jersey Department of Health


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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Content updated: Wed, 23 May 2018 05:01:10 EDT