Why Oral Health in Older Adults is Important

The American Dental Association and Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors created this informative infographic, which includes significant statsitics to support the importance of oral health in older adults. VIEW INFOGRAPHIC HERE


We must remember that Poor Oral Health = Poor Overall Health. 

Older adults have:

  • More tooth decay
  • More tooth loss
  • More gym disease
  • Less ability to keep mouth and eeth clean
  • Fewer dental visits


76% of older adults' dental costs are paid out of pocket

38% of older adults perceived their oral health as fair or poor 

40% of older adults have not seen a dental provider in the last year



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