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Inside Dental Hygiene
August 2022
Volume 0, Issue 0

Hygiene 360

Every day in the United States, about 1,600 people under age 18 smoke their first cigarette.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019

54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral/oropharyngeal cancer this year.
Source: Oral Cancer Foundation, 2022

Among individuals living in poverty, 93% had unmet dental care needs, whereas 58% of those in the high-income group did.
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association, February 2019

According to researchers, 50% to 80% of adults in the United States have some degree of dental anxiety, ranging from mild to severe.
Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2017

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