More Than a Quarter of American Adults Have Untreated Tooth Decay
By Timberlake Dental curated from TIME.com
“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
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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