Dental and Oral Health
Anatomy and Physiology of the Mouth and Teeth
Oral Health and Dental Specialists
Prevention of Oral Problems
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
Infant Problems of the Teeth and Mouth
Toddler Problems of the Teeth and Mouth
Preschool and School-Aged Problems of the Teeth and Mouth
Adolescent Problems of the Teeth and Mouth
In addition, about one-fourth of children ages 2 to 5 and one-half of adolescents ages 12 to 15 have tooth decay. In adults, an estimated 4 percent to 12 percent are affected by advanced gum disease.
Yet, with proper preventive care, such as regular check-ups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and dental sealants, the risk of dental disease can greatly be reduced.
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