The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the federal agency responsible for providing national leadership to prevent and control oral diseases and conditions. CDC works to enhance oral disease prevention in state and community settings by strengthening public health infrastructure to support oral disease prevention efforts and fostering applied research.
American Dental Association (ADA)
Find oral health news and information, interactive learning tools, career resources, and more for consumers, dental professionals, students, teachers, and the media.
American Academy of Pediatrics
An organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - Oral Health Information Index
NIDCR is the federal government's lead agency for scientific research on dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease.
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- People who have diabetes know the disease can harm the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other important systems in the body. Did you know diabetes can also cause problems in your mouth? National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - Diabetes Overview
National Cancer Institute
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California / Fluoridation Facts
In line with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the optimal range of fluoridation in drinking water for protective dental health factors is 0.7 parts per million. Fluoride levels in drinking water are limited under California state regulations at a maximum dosage of 2 parts per million.
LA County Tobacco Cessation Resources
Tips and information on quitting smoking and staying tobacco free. Smoking can contribute to bad breath, mouth and jaw cancer, recurrent pharyngitis, and a reduced sense of taste and smell, as well as stained, yellowed teeth and plaque. Smoking reduces the flow of saliva, which, because saliva cleanses the lining of the mouth and teeth and protects the teeth from decay, promotes infection.