Global Burden of Untreated Caries
Oral Health in the United States vs. United Kingdom
- U.S. adults had more missing teeth than their U.K. counterparts (an average of 7.31 to 6.97 missing teeth, respectively).
- The impact of poor oral health on U.K. daily life was more prevalent.
- The highest U.S. socioeconomic group had better oral health, while those in the lowest U.K. socioeconomic group had better oral health.
Differences aside, these results point to the larger problem at hand — barriers to access in the United States.