Oral and Dental Health

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity
  • Percent of children aged 5-19 years with untreated dental caries: 13.2% (2015-2018)
  • Percent of adults aged 20-44 with untreated dental caries: 25.9% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 28 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Dental visits
  • Percent of adults aged 18 and over with a dental visit in the past year: 63.0% (2020)

Source: Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2020 National Health Interview Survey

  • Percent of children aged 2-17 years with a dental visit in the past year: 86.9% (2019)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table DentCh [PDF – 9.8 MB]

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Page last reviewed: September 6, 2022