We often think of children as being prone to dental cavities. Why wouldn’t we? They eat candy, drink soda and don’t always practice the best dental hygiene routines. However, recent studies conducted by the CDC show that American adults are in fact a top percentage of diagnosed dental caries (or cavities). It has been reported that 91% of United States adults over the age of twenty have several cavities. Additionally, many of these cavities were obtained throughout their adult lives.
With all of the information available to adults these days, we wonder why these numbers are increasing rather than decreasing. There is one common theory and that is the economy and change in healthcare. Many blame insurance carriers for skipping dental visits. Patients often do not want to pay out of pocket until they meet their deductible. Additionally, many plans without deductibles have very high co-payments, which many Americans do not prioritize as a bi-annual expense.
Early Detection Is the Best Prevention Of Poor Oral Health
However, early detection is key when it comes to dental pathology. Dental technology is on the rise and Americans should take advantage of all of the advancements in diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of dental problems that submit easily to modern equipment and know how. Although Americans are trying to save money on their dental treatments, they are in fact setting themselves up for many years of dental expenses such as gingivitis, cavities, poor enamel and even necessary oral surgery procedures.
Dental Specialists of Niles team has the purpose to put you on the right path as regards you oral hygiene and health. They have the many years of experience and a combined pool of knowledge with which to handle any gum situation; as well as reconstruction or enhancement of any and all of your teeth. As the dentist in Niles or surrounding areas you will find them to be the answer to an attractive smile and healthy teeth. Call us at:847-685-6686. Facing and attending to your teeth problems when they occur can prevent a lifetime of expense and unpleasantness as regards oral and overall health.