Wednesday, December 27, 2006

WOW Shoppe Blog:

"despite intense public information campaigns, widespread water fluoridation programs, and improved dental health products, there are some very sobering statistics regarding our failure to properly prevent common dental problems like cavities and gum disease. Here are a few statistics compiled by the CDC:

* Nearly 1 in 4 adults over the age of 60 have lost all of their natural teeth
* Nine in ten adults has tooth decay over the age of 40
* 1 in 4 children under the age of five already has a cavity
* 1 in 2 children aged 6-18 have at least one cavity-for those that do have cavities and also live below the poverty line-only half get treatment
* Upwards of 15% of adults are believed to have advanced gum disease"