You depend on your teeth more than you realize, but are you really taking care of them like you should be?
74 percent The estimated percentage of Americans who have some form of gum disease.
$775 million is the amount of money annually spent on toothbrushes. That’s right — toothbrushes. But would you believe it if we said that this isn’t even really enough? So many people don’t practice good oral hygiene, and definitely not enough people replace their toothbrushes often enough — it’s estimated that about 75 percent of all Americans don’t replace their toothbrushes often enough.
50.5 percent of the estimated percentage of Americans who actually floss daily (note that this doesn’t include all the people who claim to floss daily, which is probably much higher).
23.7 percent is the estimated percentage of American adults, between the ages of 20 and 64, who have untreated dental decay.
Even if you think it’s too late for preventative dentistry to save your teeth, it’s never too late to check out your local cosmetic dentistry clinic and find out what kind of family dental services are offered. Many cosmetic dentists are able to restore your natural teeth through processes like teeth whitening and bonding, or else they can simply replace your teeth with dental implants. Of course, preventative dental procedures like brushing and flossing are always good to make into habits, but you should never have to live with bad teeth.
Make an appointment with the friendly and professional staff at Dr. Thomas Farris today. Caring for your teeth and dental health is an important aspect of your self esteem and your general health.