AbstractProfound disparities exist regarding access to dental care and prevention. The lack of affordable and accessible dental care has given rise to extremely poor dental health outcomes throughout the United States. Tooth decay has a negative impact on the general health of children and can have lingering consequences into adulthood.1 Prevention and arrest of dental disease is essential for health and wellness throughout the lifespan. One method to prevent tooth decay is the use of fluorides. Fluoride can be applied topically, added to municipal water or toothpaste, or swished.
Series/Report no.University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1940
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