Below are three quick facts and highlights from the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey:
- One third of the population say they are ‘concerned by the look of their teeth’
- One ﬁfth of the population ‘usually conceal their teeth in photos’
- Just one in four people agree with the statement ‘I like my smile and would not change it’
If you can relate to the statements above, you are considered a statistic. But you don’t have to be! There is no reason to carry on being unhappy with your smile or trying to hide it in photos or when meeting new people. Come visit with the team at LS1 Dental and together we can change the dental health statistics for the better!
A Deeper Look at the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Statistics
Out of the one ﬁfth of people who conceal their teeth in photos, more than 19% of those were men and 25% were between the ages of 18 and 34. This tells us that young people are taking notice of their oral health and want to do something about it to prevent serious problems later in life such as gum disease and tooth loss.
Last year, only 48% of the representative sample for the survey claimed to visit their dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups – this year the number has risen by 5%. That’s a huge improvement, but it can still be better! With the numerous advances in dental technology and a more personal touch from dentists to make their patients feel comfortable, a much larger group of people are working to improve their overall oral health.
Nearly 60% of women visit the dentist regularly, but only 46% of men say they do the same. Men and women both share the same health risks of poor dental hygiene and both should visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. This not only helps to prevent any serious complications but it can be an early warning system for any that are already developing.
Both men and women have their own views on a bright white smile. Women are more inclined to believe a nice smile indicates warmth in a personality, while men consider it shows more success. Out of both men and women represented together, 27% believe cosmetic dentistry can improve the general quality of your life.