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This two-part article series presents United States tooth loss statistics born out of research collected by 11 different surveys, healthcare institutes and dental associations.

This two-part article series presents United States tooth loss statistics born out of research collected by 11 different surveys, healthcare institutes and dental associations.

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  • 1. The Dentist in Pueblo Colorado Presents: Tooth Loss Statisticsin the United States, PART 1This two-part article series presents United States tooth loss statistics born out of research collected by 11 different surveys,healthcare institutes and dental associations.Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a staggering80% of all Americans present with some form of oral bacterial infection, whether it’s a mildcase of gingivitis or periodontal (gum) disease? Shocking, isn’t it? That means, if you’restanding in an elevator with 9 other people, chances are YOU are one of the people who havea bacterial infection in your mouth, says the dentist in Pueblo Colorado. How is thispossible? Surely there’s a mistake! These statistics may sound embellished or exaggerated,but it is the shocking truth about oral healthcare awareness in the United States.This first statistic is just the tip of the iceberg, says the dentist in Pueblo Colorado. In thistwo-part article series we shall present some of the statistics collected by America’s leadingpublications, healthcare institutions and dental associations.Dentist in Pueblo Colorado Presents: General Statistics on Tooth Loss andTreatmentDid you know that more than 20 million people in the United States are missing all of theiroriginal adult teeth, and a further 100 million are missing between 11 and 15 teeth? Researchby the American Dental Association, explains the dentist in Pueblo Colorado, shows that asignificant portion of the American population is fast on its way to becoming edentulous (nothaving a single original adult tooth left). And what’s the cause of this rampant tooth loss?According to the Surgeon’s General Report on Oral Health, teeth are lost for a number ofreasons, including accidental trauma, removal of wisdom teeth and orthodontic treatment.However, the most prevalent causes of tooth loss, explains the dentist in Pueblo Colorado, aredental caries or tooth decay, and periodontal (gum) disease.
  • 2. Here are some more statistics on tooth loss, courtesy of the American Academy of Oral andMaxillofacial Surgeons: 70% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at least one oftheir original teeth to accidental trauma, a failed root canal, gum disease or tooth decay.Furthermore, adds the dentist in Pueblo CO, by the age of 74, 26% of adults will have lostevery single one of their natural teeth. Thinking twice about your oral healthcare routine yet?If not… • 80 million teeth: that’s the number of teeth that are extracted annually, says the dentist in Pueblo Colorado. 50 million of these teeth could be treated and saved. • According to the Center for Disease Control, the following people per age group have lost every single one of their original adult teeth: i. 1 out of every 200 people (0,5%), aged 20 to 39, ii. 1 out of every 20 people (5%), aged 40 to 59, and iii. 1 out of every 4 people (25%), aged 60 and older, says the dentist in Pueblo Colorado.Dentist in Pueblo Colorado Presents: Tooth Loss Statistics by Demographic
  • 3. Bad oral hygiene and certain lifelong habits have the same result, regardless of yourparticular demographic, says the dentist in Pueblo Colorado. However, age and gender haveshown certain distinctions…According to the Surgeon General’s report on Oral Health: • By the age of 17, more than 7% of all American children have lost at least one permanent tooth because of tooth decay (caries) • By the age of 50, Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth, although this statistic does include the third molars (wisdom teeth) • Men, at all ages, are more likely than women to develop severe periodontal (gum) disease, says the dentist in Pueblo Colorado.Dentist in Pueblo Colorado: Stay TunedFor more shocking statistics on tooth loss, stay tuned for the second half of this two-partarticle series, courtesy of the dentist in Pueblo Colorado. Thanks for Reading