Oral Health Surveillance Report, 2019

Oral health surveillance report: Trends in dental caries and sealants, tooth retention, and Edentulism, United States 1999-2004 to 2011-2016

This surveillance report provides national estimates for selected measures for oral health status during 2011–2016, examines changes since 1999–2004, and highlights disparities in oral health by certain sociodemographic characteristics. Measures include the prevalence and severity of dental caries in primary and permanent teeth (for those aged 2 years or older), the prevalence of dental sealants on permanent teeth in children and adolescents (aged 6–19 years), and tooth retention and edentulism (total tooth loss) among adults (aged 20–64 years) and older adults (aged 65 years or older). This report, which provides estimates from 2011 to 2016, builds on findings of earlier data briefs or studies that also examined oral health status and disparities among specific populations in the United States.7,9,11,20,21


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Suggested Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Oral Health Surveillance Report: Trends in Dental Caries and Sealants, Tooth Retention, and Edentulism, United States, 1999–2004 to 2011–2016. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2019.