North Carolina Surpasses the Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Objective!

North Carolina Surpasses the Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Objective!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Oral Health Surveillance System just ran an oral health screening on third graders across the state, and the results are in. Drum roll please…
 
We surpassed the Healthy People 2020’s oral health objectives—three to be exact. Here are the stats:
  • An average of 41.9% of students ever had a dental disease. The target goal was 49.05 % or less.
  • North Carolina’s target goal for dental sealant placements was 28.1 % or more, and our state average for third graders was 45.3%.
  • The National Health People 2020 target was 28.1% or less for untreated dental decay, but North Carolina brushed well enough to only have 14.3%!

Keep This in Mind: 2+2+2=Healthy Teeth

Brushing your teeth once a day isn’t enough. Even twice a day for less than two minutes each time isn’t going to cut it. The rule of thumb is 2+2+2, which means twice a day, two minutes each. If you follow this rule, your teeth and gums will come out to be much healthier than they were before. Where does the other 2 come into play? It’s the number of times you should visit a dentist in one year. Bi-annual dental appointments ensure you and your family are on the right track. Dentistry
 
You need to have a second opinion on your oral hygiene, just to make sure everything is going well. That’s when the dentist comes into the picture. With annual dental exams at our general and cosmetic dentist office in Winston-Salem, we can ensure there are no cavities, and a professional cleaning will help with removing any plaque buildup.
 
What can you do to meet your oral health objectives? Take that first step to better oral health by calling our Winston-Salem general and cosmetic dentistry office at (336) 760-9258. We look forward to seeing you!
 

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