We here at Sun Valley Dentistry are always telling you to brush your teeth, floss, and maintain your oral health but today we are going to back up our suggestions with some cold hard facts.
Here are some statistics from the American Dental Association taken from 2013.
|Teeth Brushing Statistics||Data|
|Percent of women who brush their teeth after every meal||28.7 %|
|Percent of men who brush their teeth after every meal||20.5 %|
|Percent of women who brush their teeth twice a day||56.8 %|
|Percent of men who brush their teeth twice a day||49 %|
|Percent of women who have a dentist||89.2 %|
|Percent of men who have a dentist||74.6 %|
|Dental Flossing Statistics|
|Percent of Americans who floss daily||50.5 %|
|Percent of Americans who floss less than daily||31 %|
|Percent of Americans who do not floss at all||18.5 %|
|Oral Health Statistics||Age||Male||Female|
|Percent with untreated dental decay||35-44||29%||25%|
|Percent who have never had a permanent tooth extracted||35-44||30%||32%|
|Percent of elderly who have had all of their natural teeth extracted.||65-74||24%||27%|
|Percentage of people with Gingivitis||35-44||52%||45%|
|Proportion of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancers detected at the earliest stage||–||34%||39%|
|Percent who had a oral cancer examination in the past 12 months||40 +||10%||9%|
For more information about people in your age group visit the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s website. This site gives up-to-date statistics about various oral health maladies including tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease, oral cancer, and others.
Regardless of what you may be suffering from it is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year, brush twice a day and always remember to floss!