Because any decay or disease that appears in the mouth is preventable, oral disease makes your dentist cringe. Treatment options and our understanding of the mouth have gotten to a point where, if you want to avoid dental problems for life, you absolutely can. For that reason, here are 4 scary statistics that will make you want to get up and brush your teeth.
- 15.6% of children ages 6-19 suffer from tooth decay.
Now that’s just sad…
2.) 23.7% of adults ages 20-64 years suffer from tooth decay (Almost 1 in 4!)
3.) 4-12% of adults in the U.S. suffer from advanced gum disease.
And millions of people are willing to deal with it…
4.) 25% of adults ages 65 and older have lost all their teeth.
Well, what are you waiting for?!? Go brush your teeth!
Dr. Scherschligt is a dentist in Sugarhouse. Oral disease makes him cringe just about as it does the best dentist in Utah . He loves serving his patients and loves finding opportunities to educate his patients on the importance of brushing and flossing regularly.