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40 Dentistry Statistics All Dentists Should See

By Alex Kleve
Updated May 20, 2020
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Alex Kleve
Alex Kleve

I help projects and content-entry go smoothly at Hook Agency as a Project Manager. Hook Agency's specialty is where visual design and SEO combine to help get you better leads.

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Dentists do a great job of giving us the tools and instructions to have a healthy, clean-looking smile, but from the look of these dentistry statistics, we may not be doing the best job at listening. 

Lucky for the dentists that are out there, this means that there are plenty of opportunities for you to get more clients and get business booming. 

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If you’re just here for the dentistry statistics though, check out these 40 dentistry statistics all dentists should see! 

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Children Dentistry Statistics

  1. 42% of children 2 to 11 have had dental caries in their primary teeth. (NIDCR)
  2. Black and Hispanic children and those living in families with lower incomes tend to have more decay in their teeth. (NIDCR)
  3. 23% of children between the ages of 2 to 11 have untreated dental caries. (NIDCR)
  4. Children from ages 2 to 11 have an average of 1.6 primary teeth that are decayed and 3.6 decayed primary teeth. (NIDCR)
  5. 21% of children ages 6 to 11 have had dental caries in their permanent teeth.(NIDCR)
  6. 23% of children ages 2 to 11 haven’t been to the dentist. (NIDCR)
  7. Only 60% of children participating in contact sports use a mouthguard. (Delta Dental)

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Adolescents Dentistry Statistics

  1. 59% of adolescents 12 to 19 have had dental cavities in their permanent teeth. (NIDCR)
  2. 20% of adolescents 12 to 19 have untreated decay in their teeth. (NIDCR)
  3. Adolescents between the age of 12 to 19 have an average of 0.54 decayed or missing permanent teeth and an average of 1.03 decayed permanent surfaces. (NIDCR)
  4. 38% of adolescents 12 to 19 have dental sealants. (NIDCR)

Adults Dentistry Statistics

  1. There are 3.75% of adults between 20 to 64 that have no remaining teeth. (NIDCR)
  2. 92% of adults 20 to 64 have had dental caries in their permanent teeth. (NIDCR)
  3. 26% of adults 20 to 64 have untreated decay. (NIDCR)
  4. Adults ages 20 to 64 average 3.28 decayed or missing permanent teeth and an average of 16.65 decayed and missing permanent surfaces. (NIDCR)
  5. 12% of Adults 20 to 64 have not gone to the dentist in the past 5 years. (NIDCR)
  6. 14% of all Adults age 20 to 64 say the condition of their oral health is poor. (NIDCR)
  7. Nearly 100% adults have some sort of tooth decay. (FDI)

Senior Dentistry Statistics

  1. 93% of people 65 and older have had dental caries in their permanent teeth. (NIDCR)
  2. 18% of seniors 65 and older have untreated decay. (NIDCR)
  3. Seniors over age 65 have an average of 18.90 remaining teeth. (NIDCR)
  4. 23% of Seniors 65 and older have not been to the dentist in the last 5 years. (NIDCR)
  5. 24% of Seniors 65 and older report that the condition of their teeth and mouth is excellent or very good. (NIDCR)
  6. 16% all Seniors 65 and older report that the condition of their teeth and mouth is poor. (NIDCR)
  7. 30% of people between ages 65–74 years have no natural teeth, a burden expected to increase in the light of aging populations. (FDI)

Other Dentistry Statistics

  1. Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay affecting almost half of the world’s population (44%). (FDI)
  2. Severe periodontal (gum) disease is found in 15–20% of middle-aged adults. (FDI)
  3. Severe periodontitis and untreated tooth decay in the primary teeth affect 20% of the global population. (FDI)
  4. In the United States alone, US$110 billion are spent yearly on oral healthcare. (FDI)
  5. ⅓ of Americans don’t brush their teeth at least twice per day. (Modern Dental)
  6. Although 57% of women brush their teeth at least twice per day, only 49% of men do. (Modern Dental)
  7. 23% of Americans have gone two or more days without brushing in the last year. (Modern Dental)
  8. Men are more likely to develop gum disease than women are. (Modern Dental)
  9. Around 35% of adults never floss their teeth. (Modern Dental)
  10. 39% of men report that they never floss while 27 percent of women say they never do. (Modern Dental)
  11. 48% of adults worry about not having an attractive smile as they age. (Delta Dental)
  12. 42% of people do not change out their toothbrush every 3 months (Electric Teeth
  13. Americans spend $1.4 billion each year on DIY teeth whitening kits. (Electric Teeth
  14. 33% of unplanned visits to the dentist are as a result of a pain in the mouth. (Electric Teeth)

Thanks for checking out these dentistry statistics. Nice work making it through to the end!


 

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I help projects and content-entry go smoothly at Hook Agency as a Project Manager. Hook Agency's specialty is where visual design and SEO combine to help get you better leads.

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