Oral health and tooth decay

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Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Time.com

– Image Courtesy of Flickr – Arindam Bhattacharya

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, The latest findings published Wednesday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics show that while tooth decay and complete tooth loss have dropped among Americans since the 1960s, disparities still remain, and there’s room for improvement in our oral health.

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