Dental care and your health
A poll revealed that over 60 % of adults knew very little about gum diseases and this is inspite of the fact that nearly 75% Americans suffer from various types of gum diseases which they are not even aware of. Some diseases or health problems that are caused due to a dental problem are cardiovascular condition, diabetes, respiratory diseases, pregnancy and breast cancer.
Take care of your teeth
Gum diseases can cause stroke, heart diseases, clogged arteries, tooth loss and respiratory diseases. Gingivitis can be responsible for causing severe gum disease while Tooth Abscesses may cause Ludwig’s Angina, Endocarditis, Brain Abscess, Sepsis and even Pneumonia.
The Floss evolution
Floss is one of the most important ways to keep teeth healthy and the first ever floss used goes back to 63400 BC. Silk floss was introduced in the year 1815 while Nylon floss was first used in 1940s. In 2012, only 12% Americans use floss regularly while 80-90% of the population brushes its teeth either once or twice a day.
Guide to oral health
Some essential items that are a key to good oral health are toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash and floss. Other methods to keep your teeth health may include fluoride treatment and teeth whitening treatment.
Dental service organisations
The dental industry as a whole is growing at a rate of 5.5 % while the dental group practice association members are growing at 18% rate. Some advantages of being a group member are better buying power, administrative support, human resources systems, quality assurance programs, increased access to capital and professional marketing tools.
Emergency room dentist
The number of ER visits for dental problems had increased by 16% from 2006 to 2009. The ER visits tend to cost 10 times more than preventative checkups. The Tennessee hospitals have seen 5 times more dental related ER visits than burn related injuries. It is quite surprising to know that only half of the Americans have dental benefits sponsored by their employer.
Regular dental care
American dental association recommends regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups. One must brush teeth atleast twice in a day and flossing must be done once in a day. It is also important to change your toothpaste 3 to 4 times in a year.
Taking care of teeth in America
In America, 58% people between the age of 18 and 25 years have dental insurance while 42% people above the age of 55 have dental insurance. It is a proved fact that people with better education have healthier teeth. People with bachelor’s degree or better education have much healthier teeth than those who don’t have even complete school education.
There were about 186084 professional active dentists working in the USA as of 2009. Out of this, there were only about 22.2 % females dentists.
Nursing your sweet tooth
In the year 1822, the average Americans consumed 45G of sugar every 5 days whereas in 2012, the average American consumed 765G of sugar every 5 days. What is surprising is that the average American consumes 3 LBS of sugar each week which is 3550 pounds in an entire lifetime.
How to become a dental assistant
To become a dental assistant, a person needs to fulfill many educational requirements apart from training, licenses and certification. The average hourly salary of a dental assistant in the year 2011 was $16.70.