According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 181 million Americans did not visit the dentist in 2010. Over half of all Americans over the age of 30 suffer from gum disease and nearly one in four children under the age of five already have cavities. A survey done by Harris Interactive confirms there is a dental health crisis in the U.S. today. Although the cause of this crisis is varied and complex, it starts with you and your at-home dental care and with us as your chosen dental professionals.
At Mitchell Dentistry we believe that every individual deserves good dental health. The ADA’s plan, Action for Dental Health, aims to prevent dental disease before it starts and reduce the proportion of adults and children with untreated dental disease. Their goal is to help all Americans attain their best oral health. You can read more about the goals for Action for Dental Health here.
Another organization that is doing their part to assist state health
departments improve oral health in adults and children, is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They recently announced they would be providing almost $6 million in grants to more than 20 states to promote oral health.
On a more local level, we at Mitchell Dentistry hope that by providing dental care, education and tools for prevention to you (our patients), you will be informed about your oral health and the means with which to preserve and protect it. Let us know if we’re doing a good job!