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Wendy White cleans a child's teeth at Noesen & Associates in Red Wing. Removing plaque, filling cavities and sealing children's molars are some of the steps outlined in the new Minnesota Oral Health Plan to increase children's overall health and reduce long-term costs.

Healthy smile means healthier body

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Half of third-graders across the state have cavities, the Minnesota Department of Health reported last week.

That finding -- and the fact hospitals treat non-traumatic dental emergencies to the tune of $49 million every year -- prompted the department to launch the Minnesota Oral Health Plan: Advancing Optimal Oral Health for All Minnesotans. The plan identifies the populations most at risk for oral disease, their obstacles to routine care and strategies for improvement.


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Anne Jacobson
Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 
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