We don’t want to unnecessarily drill your teeth! We’d rather drill some important dental knowledge (metaphorically, that is) into your head! Dr. Bruce Freund and everyone at the office wants you to visit regularly for checkups and cleanings so you don’t have to go through any unnecessary dental work. Avoiding sugary drinks and soda, eating a healthy diet, flossing daily, brushing at least twice a day, and drinking mostly water are all things you should do to maintain a healthy set of teeth. If you need a reminder as to why it’s so important to maintain a solid dental routine, keep on reading!
It’s been reported that almost 1/3 of adults have never flossed before. There was a very popular news article a few years ago that stated flossing doesn’t improve your oral health. That simply isn’t true. Just think about all of the plaque buildup in-between your teeth! Statistically, 27% of women have reported that they never floss, while 39% of men report the same.
About 1/3 of Americans don’t brush twice a day. As with most hygienic statistics, women are also ahead of the men on this one. A study found that 57% of women brush their teeth twice a day, as compared to 49% when compared to males. It also figures that almost 30% of Americans – mostly women – made their significant other clean their teeth before a kiss. That’s a great reason to brush your teeth!
Men are more likely to develop gum disease and the statistics are startling. In the age group of 30-54, a whopping 1/3 of men have some form of gum disease, while only 1/5 of women have the same condition. Guys, start brushing and flossing!
Here are some surprising statistics about childhood dental hygiene:
- 23% of children have untreated cavities
- 86% of children have some sort of tooth decay by age 17, possibly due to increased sugar consumption since the mid-90s. This includes energy drinks, sports drinks, and soda, all of which are highly saturated in refined sugars
If you are a parent, it’s your job to ensure that your child is flossing at least once a day and brushing twice a day! Don’t let them fall into the majority of this scary statistic.
Here’s the problem: over 92% of adults have had cavities at one point or another. It is also estimated that 25% of adults have some sort of untreated tooth decay currently and 47% of adults have untreated periodontal disease, which is the leading culprit of tooth loss.
Dentist in Bergen County New Jersey
Dr. Bruce G. Freund and his staff is committed to proper dental hygiene and restorative techniques. If you are a new patient, we offer a new patient special, which includes a dental cleaning, exam, x-rays, and an oral cancer screening. Our staff specializes in dental crowns, periodontal treatment, laser dentistry, invisalign, pediatric dentistry, veneers, dental extractions, dental cleaning, exams, and more! If you’re looking for the best dentist in New Jersey, call our office at (201) 568-0606 to learn more, or visit our contact page today.