A recent study suggests that many lower-income Americans do not maintain their oral health, and site finances and lack of insurance as the primary reasons.
Although the vast majority of Americans still brush their teeth at least once daily, many others do not floss, nor follow a healthy diet, and many continue to consume tobacco products.
These findings, funded by Oral Health America in conjunction with the Dental Trade Alliance, will be used to promote their Fall for Smiles campaign to promote oral health to everyone, regardless of income.
By reminding all that oral health affects overall health, OHA hopes that everyone will visit their dentist regularly to protect their oral and overall health.
Another event, intended to highlight the importance of good oral hygiene for lower-income areas is “Communities Matter: Does Your Neighborhood Determine Your Oral Health?” sponsored by both OHA and DTA. This event will be held in Washington DC.