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Fewer Adults are Visiting the Dentist

Jina Alcobia

Dental VisitOur team at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue recently learned that in the decade between 2000 and 2010, the amount of adults who regularly visited their dentist declined, according to research released by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC). In fact, the HPRC found that the percentage of adults who had regular checkups every six months declined from 41 percent in 2003 to 37 percent in 2010. The largest decline in dental care occurred in the 35- to 49-year-old age group. That’s down from from 43 percent in 2003 to just 38 percent in 2010.


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June is National Smile Month: Show off your smile!

Jina Alcobia

Girl SmilingThe community health awareness group Oral Health America has reported that 82 percent of adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria can play in tooth decay or cavities, and almost three out of five children aged 12 to 19 have tooth decay. Since June is National Smile Month, Dr. Thomas Sweeney and Dr. Neal Raval and our team at Implant and Periodontic Specialists of Bellevue thought we’d remind our patients about the importance of good oral hygiene visits between office visits.


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