2023 Texas Oral Health Report Card Announcement
June 8, 2023
Children ages 6-11 who have received dental sealants in the last year
Pregnant women who had their teeth cleaned during pregnancy
By examining these indicators and the valuable insights they offer, we can work towards addressing the pressing oral health challenges faced by our communities. Together, we can strive for a healthier, more equitable future where every Texan enjoys the benefits of optimal oral health.
Let’s take a closer look at the indicators highlighted in the 2023 Report Card. It’s important to note that the report utilizes the most recently available public data for each indicator. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, data collection and publication are still recovering, and most data points are collected every few years.
Furthermore, building upon last year’s changes, TxOHC has introduced four new indicators to enhance the report’s effectiveness. Recognizing the integral role of good oral health in overall well-being throughout all stages of life, indicators #2 and #6 expand the age ranges of data collected, providing a more comprehensive understanding. Additionally, as oral health concerns are closely linked to diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions, TxOHC has included indicators #10 and #12, encompassing health indicators associated with oral health and overall well-being.
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