96% Of Canadians Have this In Common. Some Other Surprising Dental Habit Statistics

Although this is somewhat preventable, 96% of Canadian adults have or have had cavities.  This subject crossed my mind last night as I noshed on a few treats waiting for more kids to Trick or Treat. Some of what I found in this article was surprising to me.   That almost all of us have had or have a cavity and that only 73% of us brush twice daily.  Something to ponder as I enjoy yet another mini chocolate bar.

 

Cavities

57% of 6-11 year olds have or have had a cavity.

59% of 12-19 year olds have or have had a cavity.

The average number of teeth affected by decay in children aged 6-11 and 12-19 year olds is 2.5.

Although cavities are largely preventable, 96% of adults have a history of cavities.

6% of adult Canadians no longer have any natural teeth.

21% of adults with teeth have, or have had, a moderate or a severe periodontal (gum) problem.

Preventive Behaviours

73% of Canadians brush twice a day

28% floss at least 5 times a week

32% of children aged 6-11 have one or more sealants.

The average number of teeth that were sealed in children aged 6-11 years old age is 2.88.

The average number of teeth that were sealed in adolescents (12-19 years of age) is 3.51.

Sealants were found in 51% of adolescents (12- 19 years of age).

Source Canada.ca

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