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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%

Sure we all want nice straight teeth and a white smile, but lets face it we hate going to the dentist. The average person goes three years between dental visits. Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. Severe gum disease causes at least one-third of adult tooth loss.

Statistic Verification
Source: Focused Care Dental, Valley Dental Group
Research Date: August 1st, 2015

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