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Oral Health a Top Concern for Most Americans in 2019

Oral Health a Top Concern for Most Americans in 2019

the science of smiles tmj specialist pasadena caAmericans have a lot on their plates, and worrying seems to be par for the course. But when it comes to health, what’s going on inside our mouths is of utmost concern for people living in the U.S.

That’s according to a new poll which surveyed two-thousand Americans about their health concerns. Here was their feedback on their biggest health concerns. You’ll see the order of importance for Americans.

  • 83% said oral health
  • 78% said mental health
  • 74% said exercise
  • 71% who prioritized diet

Unfortunately, only 64% brush their teeth twice a day, about the same percentage as see their dentist even once a year! And flossing is only done daily by about 30% of people.

People Also Embarrassed by Teeth Appearance

The survey also asked people about which aspects of their appearance embarrassed them the most. 45% said they were embarrassed by their smile, while only 45% said their weight and 30% said their hair.

Among the most common cosmetic concerns are:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped or worn teeth
  • Missing teeth

While these problems are common, we have good news: there are solutions to all of them! In fact, there are multiple treatment approaches that can help you overcome your concerns to have a beautiful smile.

For discolored teeth, we recommend professional teeth whitening.

For crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, there are several orthodontic solutions — including Invisalign.

Chipped or worn teeth can be treated with dental bonding and porcelain veneers.

And if you have missing teeth, dental implants are an ideal solution.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Pasadena

If you are, like many Americans, concerned about the health and beauty of your teeth, we can help. From basic preventive care to complex cosmetic and restorative dentistry, THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® can do it all.

Contact us today and find out how we can help you.


THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently situated with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we offer most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental rebuilding and TMJ/ Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.

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