From politics to finances, there are a lot of things that worry Americans. But when it comes to health, oral health is the thing that concerns U.S. citizens the most.
Oral Health a Top Priority
The new survey polled 2000 Americans about their current health priorities. They could choose more than one, and here were the results:
- 83% said oral health
- 78% said mental health
- 74% said exercise
- 71% who prioritized diet
Unfortunately, only 64% brush their teeth twice a day, about the same percentage as see their dentist even once a year! And flossing, one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from gum disease, is only done daily by about 30% of people.
Embarrassed by Teeth
The survey also asked people about which aspects of their appearance embarrassed them the most.
In response to that question, 45% said they were embarrassed by their smile, while only 45% said their weight and 30% said their hair.
These results are consistent with other surveys, which show that many people are concerned about the appearance of their smile.
Among the most common cosmetic concerns are:
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Missing teeth
While these problems are common, we have good news: there are solutions to all of them! In fact, there are multiple treatment approaches that can help you overcome your concerns to have a beautiful smile.
For discolored teeth, we recommend professional teeth whitening.
For crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, there are several orthodontic solutions — including Invisalign.
Chipped or worn teeth can be treated with dental bonding and porcelain veneers.
And if you have missing teeth, dental implants are an ideal solution.
Comprehensive Dentistry in Pasadena
If you are, like many Americans, concerned about the health and beauty of your teeth, we can help. From basic preventive care to complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry, Sean Ky, DDS can do it all.
Contact us today and find out how we can help you.