Oral health and dental care in the U.S.

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Statista dossier about oral health and dental care in the United States

This dossier presents key facts and figures about oral health and dental care in the United States. It contains figures on oral disease, dental professionals and oral treatment as well as care costs and oral care products.

Table of contents

  • 1. Introduction
    • Current health-related priorities among U.S. adults 2019

    • Health measures taken by U.S. adults 2019

    • U.S. adults who felt bad teeth negatively impact a person's life 2019, by age

    • Share of U.S. parents who said their child's oral health was excellent 2019, by age

    • Share of U.S. children and adolescents with oral health problems in 2017, by state

  • 2. Disease
    • Cancer: 5-year survival rates in the U.S. 2009-2015

    • Rate of oral cavity and pharynx cancer deaths in U.S. 1999-2016

    • Total and untreated dental caries among youth U.S. 2011-2016

    • Total and untreated dental caries in permanent teeth of youth U.S. 2015-2016, by age

    • Total and untreated dental caries among youth U.S. 2015-2016, by ethnicity

    • Total and untreated dental caries among youth U.S. 2015-2016, by poverty level

  • 3. Dental professionals
    • Number of active dentists in the U.S. 1993-2017

    • Active U.S. dentists per 100,000 civilians 2001-2017

    • Number of dental assistants in the U.S. 2001-2016

    • Top U.S. states by active dentists per 100,000 civilians 2017

    • Top U.S. states by number of active dentists 2017

    • Community health center dental staff by type U.S. 2018

    • Annual net income of all dentists in private practice U.S. 2018, by type

  • 4. Oral treatment
    • Persons with a dental visit in the past year 1997-2017

    • Persons with a dental visit in the past year 1997-2017, by gender

    • Share of Americans who visited a dentist 2018, by age

    • U.S. females who visited a dentist in the past year as of 2016-2018, by state

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year 2017, by gender

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year by ethnicity 2017

    • Share of U.S. children who visited the dentist in the past year 1997-2017 by region

    • Share of elderly U.S. adults who visited the dentist 2014-2019

    • Older U.S. adults with a dental visit in the past 12 months in 2017, by gender

    • Older U.S. adults who visited a dentist in the past 12 months in 2017, by age

    • Older U.S. adults who visited a dentist in the past 12 months in 2017, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. adults with no dental visits for the previous year 2014-2017, by region

    • Factors for inadequate dental care among middle-aged U.S. adults as of 2017

    • Patient wait times for U.S. dental appointments in 2018, by dentist type

  • 5. Costs
    • Dental services expenditure in the U.S. 1960-2017

    • Dental service spending in the U.S. by payer 2013-2017

    • Persons who were denied dental services due to cost 1999-2017

    • Persons who were denied needed dental services due to cost 1999-2017, by gender

    • Persons who were denied dental services due to cost by age 2017

    • Share of older U.S. adults with an unmet dental care need due to cost 2017, by gender

    • Share of U.S. adults 65 and above with an unmet dental care need due to cost in 2017

    • Older U.S. adults with an unmet dental care need due to cost 2017, by ethnicity

    • Share of U.S. adults unable to afford dental care last year 2014-2017, by region

    • U.S. consumer price index: physician and dental services 1960-2019

  • 6. Dental insurance
    • Share of U.S. adults with dental coverage from 2014 to 2017, by region

    • Share of U.S. adults aged 65 and over with dental insurance in 2017, by gender

    • Share of U.S. adults aged 65 and over with dental insurance in 2017, by age

    • Share of U.S. adults aged 65 and over with dental insurance in 2017, by ethnicity

  • 7. Products
    • OTC revenue of oral antiseptics and rinses in the U.S. 2011-2018

    • Leading oral pain relief brands in the U.S. 2018

    • Usage frequency of manual toothbrushes in the U.S. 2012-2019

    • Forms of toothpaste used in the U.S. 2013-2019

    • Usage of mouthwash / dental rinse in the U.S. 2011-2023

    • Usage of dental floss / flossers / picks in the U.S. 2012-2023

    • Usage frequency of store brand dental floss / flossers / picks in the U.S. 2019

    • U.S. consumers who prefer to buy natural/organic oral care products 2017

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