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Inside Dental Hygiene
April 2022
Volume 0, Issue 0

Hygiene 360

Across 65 studies from 30 countries, including more than 60,000 individuals between the ages of 6 and 79, researchers found a link between socioeconomic status and tooth wear.

Source: Journal of Dentistry

The prevalence of at least one sealed permanent molar in children 6 to 8 years has more than doubled in the last 20 years, from 14% to 31%.

Source: NIH: Oral Health in America

69% of dentists saw an increase in patients grinding and clenching their teeth, and 63% said they saw more patients with chipped teeth and cracked teeth since COVID-19 began-all conditions often associated with stress.

Source: ADA's Health Policy Institute

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