Kids’ Oral Health
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tells us that in our state, kids miss nearly eight million hours of school each year because of oral pain.
It’s not surprising when you consider the most prevalent childhood disease in America is dental caries, or tooth decay.
Adults’ Oral Health
Only ten percent of Americans have never had a cavity.
One out of three Americans didn’t visit the dentist last year.
Gum disease can lead to many overall health problems, including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke, heart attack, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, low-weight births, diabetes complications.
Oral cancer claims nearly eight thousand American lives annually, and most patients don’t live past five years. Early detection and treatment shows an 80% better survival rate. More men than women have oral cancer.
Fifty million Americans have no teeth.
Seventy percent of tooth loss is caused by gum disease.
When a missing tooth isn’t replaced, up to 20% of surrounding teeth will be lost within eight years.
Twenty-five million Americans avoid the dentist because of phobia, stress, or anxiety. […]