July 27, 2012

Americans Get Poor Results on Oral Health Survey

Posted in Daily Dental Dose at 1:59 am by queenqueer

Apparently a lot of people are still unaware about oral health. The American Dental Association recently conducted a survey that contains questions about dental health must-knows, from how often to brush your teeth to what causes cavities.

“The results of the survey were quite shocking and really show how important it is for people to become more involved in their own oral health,” said William R. Calnon, D.D.S., ADApresident and a practicing dentist in Rochester, N.Y.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), nine out of 10 adults ages 20-64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth. Dental disease is the most common chronic disease suffered by children. According to the NIDCR, nearly half of children ages 2-11 years old have had cavities in their baby teeth.

“Oral health is a critical part of overall health,” Dr. Calnon stressed. “MouthHealthy.org will help empower people to take charge of their oral health.”



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