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Improve state’s dental health


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 11, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Hawaii's families have little cause to smile about the state's poor record of dental health. If it gets much worse, they may be unable to manage more than a toothless grin.</span></p>
<p class="p1">Last year, the Pew Center on the States, a division of the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts, issued a report on dental health prevention strategies and how they are implemented across the country. Most of the states, Pew concluded, are lagging behind on the use of dental sealants, which are clear plastic coatings that can avert most cases of tooth decay.</p>
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Hawaii's families have little cause to smile about the state's poor record of dental health. If it gets much worse, they may be unable to manage more than a toothless grin.

Last year, the Pew Center on the States, a division of the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts, issued a report on dental health prevention strategies and how they are implemented across the country. Most of the states, Pew concluded, are lagging behind on the use of dental sealants, which are clear plastic coatings that can avert most cases of tooth decay. Login for more...



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