Group Launches Effort To Improve Dental Health
Meanwhile, the Newshour reports on the difficulties that arise when people don't have access to dental care.
CQ HealthBeat: Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign To Promote Dental Health
A group of advocacy organizations Tuesday launched the Campaign for Dental Health, an effort designed to promote oral health and to urge states and local governments to help prevent dental problems by investing in such prevention strategies as water fluoridation. Voices for America's Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Pew Children's Dental Campaign are spearheading this effort. The campaign has a new website called iLikeMyTeeth.org (11/15).
Newshour (Video): Millions Of Americans Face Life Without Dental Care
The lack of access to dental care is a problem that affects millions of Americans. Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports (11/15). A related story focusing on dental care in Appalachia ran on November 14.