During the recent decade between 2000 and 2010, the amount of adults who regularly visited their dentist declined, according to research released by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Center. In fact, the same research found that the percentage of adults who had regular checkups every six months declined from 41 percent in 2003 to 37 percent in 2010. The largest decline in dental care occurred in the 35- to -49-year-old age group. That's down from 43 percent in 2003 to just 38 percent in 2010.
There is some good news, however. While adult visits may have decreased, children's visits were on the rise, particularly among low-income families. More ole-income children are visiting the dentist now than they were ten years ago.
With the recent decline in adult dental visits, why is it recommended by the American Dental Association to visit the dentist every 6 months? While daily oral hygiene habits are essential to good oral health, professional dental cleanings at our office ensure your and your child's teeth are treated to a deeper level of cleaning. In additional to a thorough cleaning and teeth polishing, regular visits at our Broken Arrow office help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
If you are due or overdue a dental cleaning and exam, call our office at 918-455-0123!