CDC Launches Oral Health Data and Promotes My Water’s Fluoride
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new database to track oral health information. Oral Health Data has replaced the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS), Oral Health Maps, and the Synopses of State and Territorial Dental Public Health web sites. This new system will allow users to filter up-to-date data by indicator type, topic, geographic location, year, or data source. They can also view data in maps, graphs, and tables and use the data portal to pull targeted insights with filtering and visualization tools.
Also available on the CDC web site is a tool called My Water’s Fluoride. My Water’s Fluoride is a resource where the general public can obtain information about community water fluoridation. States are encouraged to participate in My Water’s Fluoride by updating contact information and providing the needed data. By sharing this information, the CDC reaffirms its commitment to collecting oral health data and sharing it to improve health.