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Health Reports & Data

Oral Health

Maintaining a healthy oral health practice is one way to reduce oral diseases and disorders. The uninsured, low-income, and disabled make up most of Hawaii’s population that suffer from oral health complications. Hawaii’s children have one of the highest rates of dental cavities in the nation. Low-income persons do not have the capacity to receive preventive dental care and only see dentists during emergency dental treatment. Despite a wealth of dentists in the state, our needy and vulnerable populations do not have adequate access to the services they need for proper oral health. Another contributing factor is the lack of fluoridation in Hawaii’s water. Understanding the link between oral health and disease is one way for oral health to be accepted as a major component of general health.

Oral Health Reports
Preventive Services