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77 Percent Of SE Ind. Adults Report Good Dental Health

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first_imgCINCINNATI – According to information released by Interact for Health, approximately 77 percent of Southeast Indiana adults report that the condition of their mouth and teeth, including false teeth and dentures, is good or very good.That’s similar to the reported 76 percent in the Greater Cincinnati region.Nearly 3 in 10 adults in Southeastern Indiana say they delayed or did not get dental care, which is five percent less than those in Cincinnati.According to the data, poor dental health is more likely to occur with the financially burdened, less educated and minorities.“Routine dental care is essential in maintaining overall health and well-being,” says Nancy Carter, associate dental director, Cincinnati Health Department. “We are working to improve these statistics by improving access to dental care for children and adults.” Poor oral health can have a negative effect on a person’s nutrition, appearance and speech. “In addition to the pain and suffering it can cause, it can also increase the risk of infection. And there is an association between gum disease and heart disease,” she adds.last_img

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