CDHP Principles on Prevention and Management of Tooth Decay

Nearly 50 years of scientific study reveal the best strategies for oral health:

  1. early prevention of caries, the chronic, transmissible disease that causes tooth decay and leads to costly care
  2. management of caries when it occurs

These principles drive CDHP's commitments.

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75% }
of American Indian/Alaskan Native children have experienced caries by age 5.
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