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Based on a recent report released by the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Americans reduce tooth decay as well as less tooth damage than just a decade back.
The results were from the National Nutrition and Health Examination Survey (NHANES) which estimated the volume of dental decay (cavities), preventive techniques, and tooth damage from a cross sectional national survey. Although the actual trends are positive some market sectors remain at high risk.
"This survey represents the dental health of 256 million Americans," said Dr. Bruce Pihlstrom, DDS, acting director of the division of clinical research and health promotion at NIH's National Institute of Dental as well as Craniofacial Research. "While the findings are encouraging, the statement clearly tells us that much more effort is necessary to enhance the oral health of low-income Americans."
Though the percentage of kids that haven't had cavities in everlasting tooth decreased by 15 % since 1994 -- thirty two % of Mexican American and 27 % of African American kids ages two to 11 had untreated decay than eighteen percent for Caucasian kids.
For lower income adults, prodentim (click the following internet page) over a third had untreated dental decay compared with 16 % for high income adults.
Generally there was much more bad news for smokers with fourteen % of current smokers much older than 20 years having lost every one of their teeth when compared with 4.6 percent among nonsmokers.
One reason behind the improvements cited is dental sealants. These groove sealing resins keep the decay-causing bacteria from penetrating the susceptible fissures in the teeth. Again, income levels made a difference. 37.9 percent of white kids had one sealant while 23.4 Mexican American kids and 22.6 of African American children had at least one sealant.
The survey reveals a whole lot of progress has been created in a rather small amount of time because of sealants, fluoride treatments, patient training, the increased number of school programs on dental health, and the hard work as well as dedication of dental professionals. Also apparent, is the need to continue to reach more of the population with prevention and education.

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