Arizona Below National Average for Routine Dental Visits
- Posted on: Aug 11 2014
According to Gallup, 63.7 percent of American adults report visiting the dentist at least once in the past 12 months for routine dental care. In Arizona, only 59.3 percent of adults report seeing a dentist in the last year for professional teeth cleaning and examinations. This places our state 27th in dental health nationally.
Routine dental visits aren’t about increasing our placement on a chart – they’re about keeping teeth healthy and in place for a lifetime. The Keiser Family Foundation conducted a study unrelated to Gallup’s and found that states in which the fewest people visit the dentist regularly have the highest percentage of adults who are missing all of their teeth. In Arizona, that number is pushing 15 percent.
Why Dental Visits Matter
Oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease often start small. When caught early on they can be treated before tooth loss and other serious issues occur. When not, they can become dental emergencies and even increase risks for some systemic health conditions.
Our Mesa family dentist recommend biannual visits for optimal oral health. These visits allow us to professionally clean and polish your teeth while also helping prevent serious oral and systemic health problems down the road.
If you live in or around Mesa, Arizona and are overdue for a dental cleaning and examination, please contact Scott LeSueur, DDS & Charles Dodaro, DDS today to schedule your next appointment.
Please be aware our dentists are on call 24 hours a day for emergency dentistry, and that our office itself is not open 24 hours a day.
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