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Adults who have had Permanent Teeth Extracted

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have had any permanent teeth extracted.

Adults who have had Permanent Teeth Extracted

42.8
45.7
Comparison: TX State Value 

45.7

percent
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Dallas

Located in:
  • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
  • Substate Region: Region 3a
  • TEA Region: Region 10
  • State: Texas

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Categories: Health / Oral Health
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the Texas state value.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: June 2014

Why is this important?

Oral health has been shown to impact overall health and well-being. Nearly one-third of all adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay, or tooth caries. In addition, one in seven adults aged 35 to 44 years old has periodontal (gum) disease. Both the severity and prevalence of periodontal disease increase with age. Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the most frequent causes of tooth loss. About 25% of adults over the age of 60 no longer have any natural teeth. Having missing teeth can affect overall health and nutrition. In addition, among those aged 65 and older, those in poverty are twice as likely as those with higher incomes to have lost all of their teeth. Given these serious health consequences, it is important to maintain good oral health.

Adults who have had Permanent Teeth Extracted : Time Series

2006: 64.0 2008: 46.3 2010: 49.4 2012: 45.7

percent


Indicates a change in methodology
2012  The BRFSS 2012 prevalence data should be considered a baseline year for data analysis and is not directly comparable to previous years of BRFSS data because of the changes in weighting methodology and the addition of the cell phone sampling frame.

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