Americans lose an average of 12 teeth by the time they turn 50. While proper oral hygiene can prevent many cases of tooth loss, some things are beyond our control. Historically, the standard of care for tooth replacement was either a bridge, which involves altering two additional teeth or dentures, which come with many unpleasant effects.
Do you have missing teeth? Are you suffering from tooth decay? Or perhaps you have a hard time smiling because of your yellow or brownish teeth?
One in five American adults experiences mental illness. That is about 46 million adults facing psychological problems. And oral health issues on the side can only compound the situation.
US dental statistics are pretty shocking
According to that source, 85% of Americans believe their oral health is important. Yet (in a drop from previous years) 42% of us fail to visit the dentist at least once a year. It's no surprise that only a quarter of Americans are properly satisfied with their oral health.