Preventing Tooth Decay

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HHS Non-Systematic Review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: May 2015

Workgroups: Oral Health Workgroup

This website provides information on preventing tooth decay. It lists 3 main tools for prevention, which are:

  • Fluoride varnish
  • Dental sealants
  • Community water fluoridation

The website links to actionable resources for:

  • Public health practitioners
  • State decision makers
  • State Medicaid officials
  • Health system stakeholders

It also provides examples on the state level and strategies for improved population health.

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Suggested Citation


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Associate Director for Policy and Strategy. (2015). Preventing tooth decay. Retrieved from