More Than a Quarter of Americans Have This Untreated Disease
Let’s just say, it might be time to get your pearly whites checked.
It’s time for Americans to get over their fear of the dentist. According to new data published from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, more than 25% of U.S. adults aged 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay. Additionally, 1 in 5 adults aged 65 and older may have it as well.
And if that’s not motivation enough to take a seat in the dental chair, 91% have one tooth (or more) that has been treated for tooth decay or needs to be.
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