You cannot be truly healthy without good dental health. Dental health is important for obvious reasons like eating, speaking, feeling good about your smile, and being able to find a job.
Dental health is also important for overall health. For example, people who have diabetes are at greater risk for dental disease, and having dental disease makes it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. Poor dental health has also been linked to heart disease and stroke as well.
To see how we're doing in Vermont: Oral Health Performance Scorecard
Find Vermont data, reports and publications on dental heath: Plans & Reports