Dental News Archive

  • March 22, 2021

93% of Americans plan to visit the dentist in 2021: Survey

A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults showed 93% of Americans plan to visit their dentist this year, according to published results by Delta Dental Plans Association.

Two more encouraging survey findings:

  • The majority of respondents, 90 percent, believe maintaining oral health is essential to protecting their overall health.
  • Seventy-two percent of Americans said they're paying more attention to their oral health habits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The national oral health and wellness survey was conducted between Dec. 28, 2020, and Jan. 8, 2021.

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