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About one in four adults have untreated tooth decay.1

Over 20 million workdays are lost each year due to dental illness.2

Over 90% of Americans over age 20 have had cavities at some point in their lives.3

51 million school hours are missed each year because of dental-related illnesses.4

Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. 5

Gum disease has been linked to oral cancer, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory ailments, preterm birth, skin diseases, thyroid problems, and leukemia.6

  • 1 American Dental Association (2022)
  • 2 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (2021)
  • 3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020)
  • 4 American Academy of Pediatrics (2023)
  • 5 American Heart Association (2022)
  • 6 American Academy of Periodontology (2021)