Moving on the Dental Care Provisions in Health Reform

Dental care is essential to obtaining and maintaining oral health. It contributes to preventing oral diseases and conditions. When prevention fails, it is critical for repairing damage done by the two most common oral diseases: dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease). Dentists and the dental team also address oral cancer, traumatic injuries, developmental disturbances, problems with the bite, and pathologies associated with the soft lining of the mouth and the temperomandibular joint (TMJ).

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