Oral Health

Researchers Involved:
Mariaelena Gonzalez

Process: Flossing and brushing prevents periodontal disease, but less than 50 percent of adults floss daily, with low income and minority individuals being particularly at risk. Aiming to improve oral health in Merced County, Professor Gonzalez is collecting data on residents' brushing and flossing habits. This data will be used to develop and implement education and outreach campaigns, as well as test interventions that improve preventive care.