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Dental Hygiene Statistics

Dentistry Statistics
Average yearly salary of a Dentist $146,920 per year
Average yearly salary of a Dental Assistant $33,470 per year
Percent of Americans without dental insurance 50%
Percent of people without dental insurance that delay dental care 77%
Percent of people without dental insurance that see a dentist only when they have a perceived problem 74%
Average time in between dental appointments for 3 years
Average amount of lost teeth due to sports injuries each year 5 million
Percent of tooth decay reduced since WWII by fluoridation of community water 55%
Dental Hygiene Statistics  
Percent of population reached by fluoridation of community water 62%
Percent of people who claim to floss daily 22%
Percent of people who do not replace their toothbrushes as often as they should 75%
Average amount of floss bought by each person yearly 18 yards
Total annual amount of money spent on toothpaste $1.8 billion
Total annual amount spent on toothbrushes $775 million
Percent of people who have 1 cavity by age 17 78%
Percent of americans who have some type of periodontal disease 74%
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Statistic & Data References
Sources: Focused Care Dental, Valley Dental Group
Date research was conducted: August 1st, 2015