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Improving oral health is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan. Progress is updated annually. Get the 2018 Progress Report for this priority or view current data highlights below.
Health equity interventions
Health system interventions
Oral health is an integral part of overall health and well-being across the lifespan. Oral diseases affect what we eat, how we communicate, the way we look, our ability to learn and how we feel about ourselves.
Despite being a preventable disease, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease affecting U.S. children and teens.
Data source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Data source: Oregon Smiles Survey
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