Stat!: The Way to Decay

  • Percent of Americans who don’t brush their teeth twice a day, as recommended: 40
  • Percent who, when they do brush, brush less than the recommended 2 minutes: 50+
  • Percent who never floss at all: 33
  • Grams of added sugar eaten daily by the average American: 77+
  • Grams of sugar eaten daily by the top 20% of consumers: about 190
  • The World Health Organization’s recommended maximum daily intake of added sugars for the average non-overweight adult: 25 grams
  • Percent of adults who have had dental caries (tooth decay): 92

Sources: Reuters, Food Engineering, CBS News, National Institue of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Published by The Verigin Dental Health Team

A humanistic, holistic dental practice in Northern California, providing integrative, biological, mercury-free dentistry

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