Even while practicing the recommended brushing and flossing routine and visiting the dentist the recommended twice per year, some people still suffer from dental health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four adults in the Unites States has untreated tooth decay, or cavities. 46 percent of adults over 30 are showing signs of gum disease. Older adults are also affected by oral health problems. Around two out of three adults over 65 years of age has gum disease. The median age of oral cancer at diagnosis is 62. The statistics help us see how important it is to utilize all the ways to improve your dental health.
If you’re looking for new ways to improve your dental health, learn more about your individual needs right from your smartphone, tablet, or computer with LifeSmile Score. Through a partnership with PreViser Corp., Delta Dental launched the LifeSmile Score assessment tool. This tool was created to help you make a personal connection between your oral and overall health.
By taking just a few minutes to answer some simple questions, you will receive an easy-to-understand oral health score that tells you exactly where you stand for risk of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. The online assessment takes less than 10 minutes to complete and can be saved for future reference!
More resources are provided, too, on how you can reduce your risk of having poor dental health.
Once you have your score in hand, you can use myDentalScore to get valuable oral health advice. You can print the report and discuss the results with your dentist to verify your risk and develop strategies to improve your oral health.
Need a dentist to discuss your results with? Find one today.
Please note: LifeSmile Score is an educational tool only. It does not provide dental or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please see your dentist or doctor without delay if you have any dental or medical questions or concerns.