Survey: U.S. Oral Health System is Failing, But Americans Know How to Fix It

Survey: U.S. Oral Health System is Failing, But Americans Know How to Fix It

Six in 10 Americans rate oral health as either “fair,” “poor,” or “very poor,” according to independent research commissioned by DentaQuest and conducted by KRC Research. Further, more than half of patients (51%) are concerned about their oral health, making it the top health concern over heart, eye, digestive, mental, and skin health. Yet three in four Americans (75%) say they have encountered barriers to accessing dental care — chiefly cost (52%) and lack of insurance (31%). Despite these challenges, dentists, physicians, and employers agree on solutions to improve the oral health system in the U.S.

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