Survey Shows Fewer Americans In Pain Are Going To Dentist

Americans Brush Off Dental Care During Financial Hardship

Recent survey shows fewer Americans are turning to dentists when confronted with mouth pain.

According to a public opinion survey conducted by Oral Health America in relation to their autumn “Fall for Smiles” campaign, 73 per cent of Americans who don’t visit a dentist and would rather take pain killer to deal with toothache gave financial considerations as main reason for not turning to a dentist for mouth pain.

While oral health proponents recognise how some families need to cut back on expenses, the campaign aims to make people realise the importance of having a healthy mouth and even how it can affect a child’s performance in school.

Read more why oral health should not be given a brush-off even during hard times here: “Fewer Americans Turning to Dentist for Mouth Pain”- September 2012