Improving oral health in Pierce County
Oral health is a key to good health and quality of life. It improves overall health for infants, children, adults and families. Poor oral health can lead to tooth decay, pain, infection, tooth loss. It can also cause:
- Heart disease.
- Poor birth outcomes.
- Low self-esteem.
- Absences from work and school.
The Comprehensive Community Oral Health Program (CCOHP) helps babies and school age children receive dental services through:
CCOHP promotes a community effort. It includes:
- Medical providers.
- Government agencies.
- Community groups.
- Faith‐based organizations.
Oral health is one of our as primary focuses. The program is evolving as we work with and learn from people in the community.