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CHARTS Community Spotlight FDOH-Martin and Martin County Schools are Fighting Tooth Decay and Saving Smiles

FDOH-Martin and Martin County Schools are Fighting Tooth Decay and Saving Smiles
The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is working to increase preventive dental services through the 2014-2015 School Based Sealant Project. As part of this pilot program, hundreds of students in Martin County Title I schools are smiling brighter. The School Based Sealant Project was launched in October 2014 and has provided close to 500 students with dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surface of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.
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  • In 2013, the head injuries death rate for Floridians ages 19-21 was 14.2 per 100,000.
  • There were 323 deaths from head injuries among adolescents ages 12-18 in 2011-2013.
  • Almost a third of adults in Florida (32.0%) consumed two or more servings of fruit per day in 2013.
  • In 2013, over a third of the state’s population (33.5%) lived within a ½ mile of a fast food restaurant.
  • About half of adults in Florida (50.2%) met aerobic recommendations in 2013.
  • Over a quarter of adults in Florida (27.7%) were sedentary in 2013.

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