Did You Know that 25 Percent of Seniors Have Lost All of Their Teeth? Sobering Dentistry Stats (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted on: June 4, 2013 | Blog

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you already know that brushing regularly may decrease your risk of heart disease, can lead to fresher breath and can even help you get a date, but did you know that proper oral hygiene may help save your life?

Read on to learn why.
scary dentistry statistics


  • An estimated one in four children under the age of nine who are living in poverty have untreated cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
  • The percentage of American adults (between the age of 20 and 64) who’ve had cavities at some point in their life is 92%, according to research conducted by the NIDCR.
  • The NIDCR also reports that 30,000 Americans develop some form of oral cancer (most of which were preventable). Oral cancer is on the rise and has increased by 15 percent over the last 40 years.

Don’t become a statistic! Make an appointment with one of our many Las Vegas dentists to get your mouth, gums and teeth examined by a caring professional today by calling BDG at 702-388-8888.