Oral Health for Children (Alabama Public Health)

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    Oral Health for Children (Alabama Public Health)
    Oral Health for Children (Alabama Public Health)
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    The Oral Health Branch is dedicated to preventing dental disease for Alabama’s citizens by promoting and developing quality, cost-effective community and school-based preventive, educational, and early treatment programs which emphasize the elimination of oral health disparities.

    Oral Health is an essential and integral component of health throughout life. No one can be truly healthy unless he or she is free from the burden of oral diseases and conditions. Millions of people in the United States experience dental caries and periodontal disease resulting in needless pain and suffering.

    Programs

    The Oral Health Branch accomplishes its mission through several programs. These include oral health education programs and materials, community water fluoridation, and the dental screening program.

    Oral health data from various sources are available that characterize the oral health of Alabama’s children and adults. These include indicators of oral health.

    Finally, information is available on locating a dentist throughout the state. Public health clinics, Medicaid providers, ALLKids providers, and other dental provider lists are also available.

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