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Accession Number PB2012-114872
Title Selected Oral Health Indicators in the United States, 2005-2008. NCHS Data Brief No. 96.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author B. A. Dye E. D. Beltran-Aguilar X. Li
Abstract Oral health is an important contributor to overall health for individuals and the population. Dental caries both untreated and treated and tooth loss are key indicators of oral health and are used to monitor oral health status in the United States and internationally. Although prevalence of dental caries has been declining in the United States, the magnitude of the decline has varied across different population groups during the past two decades. Tooth loss also has been declining in the United States, mostly due to improvements in treatment modalities, patient attitudes regarding tooth preservation, and better prevention. Plastic-like coatings (dental sealants) have been applied to the chewing surfaces of childrens teeth to prevent tooth decay and to some extent tooth loss. This report describes the prevalence of untreated dental caries, existing dental restorations, dental sealants, and tooth loss in the United States by age, race and ethnicity, and poverty level in 2005-2008.
Keywords Dental care
Dental caries
Dental sealants
Dental visits
Dentistry
Diet
Edentulism
Estimates
Health status measures
Nutrition
Oral health
Peridontitis
Smoking
Social activities
Sociodemographics
Survey design
Tables(Data)
Tooth loss
Trends

 
Source Agency National Center for Health Statistics
NTIS Subject Category 57G - Dentistry
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
91F - Health Services
44C - Community & Population Characteristics
Corporate Author National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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