Oral health continues to be a major problem in the United States – especially for low-income families, those without dental insurance, those in dental shortage areas, and seniors. In fact, one in four Americans do not have coverage and of those without coverage two-thirds avoid the dentist because it’s too expensive.
And while oral health is, often times, overlooked and the severity of the implications of poor oral health is understated, the truth is that oral health is significantly important and integral to general health and well-being. Research and studies have shown that poor oral health is linked to many other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and pregnancy complicaitons. A study by the ADA has shown that people with poor oral health are more likely to be less satisfied with life and even have reduced social interactions.
Toothbrush.org is dedicated to ensuring oral health equity for everyone while also advocating for the need of oral health through advocacy, research, and resources.
Don't have dental coverage
People without dental coverage
Adults who haven't visited the dentist in over a year
40% of kids will have tooth decay by age 5
In order to change how oral health is viewed in America and in order to improve the accessibility to oral health care, especially in underserved communities, Toothbrush.org is dedicated to enhancing the oral health of all people through research, advocacy, education, and awareness.
We hope to do this by becoming the best resource for oral health by surfacing and supporting esearch, informing the public of our findings, and raising awareness of the importance of oral health through research and resources for those who need help with acquiring or maintaining oral health.
Surfacing, dissecting, and supporting fact-based and scientific research.
Providing resources and help for everyone, especially those who need it the most.
Raising awareness by spreading and promoting oral health knowledge through resources and advocacy campaigns.
Have a question about oral health? Want to help out? Let us know by filling out our contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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