The Burden of Oral Disease: Adolescents, February 9, 2017

(2017) The Burden of Oral Disease: Adolescents, February 9, 2017. Public Health, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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Adolescence is a time in life that is full of changes. It is also a very important time to consider oral health. Adolescents frequently suffer from dental caries (tooth decay), especially if proper oral health care was not received throughout childhood.¹‐²Nationwide, 58.2% of 12-19 year olds have caries experience in their permanent teeth.³ If left untreated, caries can lead to pain, infection, and a decreased quality of life.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Public Health, Oral Health, Adolescence
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Dental care
ID Code: 31540
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2020 13:28
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 13:28