Dentists Are Reminded Of Preventing Dental Disease. Part 1 of 2

Dentists Are Reminded Of Preventing Dental Disease – Part 1 of 2

Dentists Are Reminded Of Preventing Dental Disease. Too many Americans want access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences happen among racial and ethnic groups. For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearly 650000 middle-aged and older adults between 1999 and 2008. The investigators found that the tally who received preventive dental care increased during that time. However, 23 percent to 43 percent of Americans did not receive preventive dental care in 2008, depending on clan or ethnicity.

Rates of preventive care were 77 percent for Asian Americans, 76 percent for whites, 62 percent for Hispanics and Native Americans, and 57 percent for blacks, the results showed. The scrutiny was published online Dec 17, 2013 in the journal Frontiers in Public Health. Factors such as income, education and having health insurance explained the differences in access to barrier dental care among whites and other racial groups except blacks, according to a journal news release.

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