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Oral Health

Oral health is essential to overall health. Oral diseases cause pain and disability for millions of Americans each year and may be prevented by increasing access to regular dental care.

Related Disparities

Dental Visits

46.5% Females (age adjusted)
39.6% Males (age adjusted)

In 2009, a higher percentage of females aged 2 years and older had a dental visit in the past 12 months than males (age adjusted).

2020 Target

Dental Visits

43.0% 2009
49.0% 2020 Target
14.0% increase needed

In 2009, 43.0% of persons aged 2 years and older had a dental visit in the past 12 months (age adjusted).