More Than a Quarter of American Adults Have Untreated Tooth Decay

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Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from TIME.com

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“New data on tooth decay and cavities among American adults reveal the sad state of our pearly whites. More than 25% of American adults ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, and 91% have one tooth — or more — that has been treated for tooth decay or needs to be.”

See full article on TIME.com

Commentary:

As stated in the article, About 1 in 5 adults age 65 and older had untreated tooth decay; American adults ages 20 to 39 were twice as likely to have all their teeth, compared with adults ages 40 to 64.

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