4 Statistics that Will Make You Want to Brush and Floss ASAP

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.

  1. 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.

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