Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: Dental Care

One of the biggest health issues for the mature market is dental care. Seniors have a 300% higher rate of cavities than children. (California Commission on Aging, Senior Related Health Issues, April 2003)

25% of 65-75 year olds have severe gum disease. (California Commission on Aging, Senior Related Health Issues, April 2003) Approximately 80% of seniors reported dental need. 26% reported having seen a dentist in the past two years, while 40% reported having not been to the dentist in more than 10 years. (California Commission on Aging, Senior Related Health Issues, April 2003).
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