Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their findings on study that was done on dental caries and tooth loss in adults. Tooth decay is a common chronic disease, cavities are preventable with good oral hygiene and consistency with dental exams. To schedule your annual exam with an experienced Las Vegas dentist, contact Drs. Chin Dentistry at (702) 445-7075 today.
New data reveals that 27% of Americans aged 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay in a permanent tooth. Additionally, 91% of individuals have had a history of tooth decay, receiving treatment on one or more teeth or currently needing treatment.
Due to the fact that we have the technology to treat and prevent tooth decay and cavities, these numbers are rather alarming and display how a significant number of the population choose to neglect their teeth, even after it’s reached the point of decay.
Though this study was conducted among the adult population, the problem is present in children and adolescents as well. Many of our diets are high in sugary and acidic foods that contribute to the prevalence of tooth decay and cavities.
If you have been neglecting your teeth or are concerned about the likelihood of dental caries, contact Drs. Chin Dentistry at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your appointment with one of our Las Vegas dentists.