Even individuals with dentures should receive a dental exam at least annually.
Periodontal disease is associated with poor blood sugar control for those living with diabetes.
Nearly half of all US adults have some form of periodontitis.
Oral diseases are progressive and cumulative and become more complex over time, and they are preventable.
Pediatric dental disease is five times more common than asthma.
Approximately 43% of Americans lack dental insurance.
Medicare, the health insurance for most older adults, does not cover basic dental care.