Millennials and Dental Care

Millennials are Afraid to See a Dentist

It isn’t uncommon to be afraid of going to see the dentist. According to new research commissioned by Hello Products, 62 percent of American adults are too afraid to visit the dentist and millennials are more likely to be afraid of the dentist than any other age group.

A study from the American Dental Association (ADA) reports that around 30 percent of millennials regularly visit their dentist. And because of this, over 30 percent of millennials have untreated tooth decay, higher than any other age group. On top of everything else, the ADA also reports that 35 percent of millennials have trouble chewing and biting and that’s not surprising because of tooth pain in the most common complaint about people in this age group.

If you have any question about oral hygiene, call Foothill Dental Care in Livermore at (925) 961-5484 to schedule an appointment for a dental examination today.

Here’s an important thing to remember: according to the Pew Research Center, those who are considered millennials are those born between 1981 and 1996. This means if you are between the ages of 22 and 37, you are a millennial.

Millennials are not kids anymore, they’re adults who are almost 40 and maybe the reason they have such bad oral hygiene habits is that they don’t realize how the human body changes as you get older. As millennials take the place of the generations before them, it is more and more obvious that they not only don’t take care of their teeth but also can’t afford to. And millennials might not want to hear it, but they’re getting older! And the older you get, the more important it is to pay attention to your oral health, which affects your overall health. And if you take care of your teeth now, you will have your teeth for a lifetime.

At Foothill Dental Care, we are more than willing to show you how to properly care for your teeth. It is recommended that you see a dentist as soon as you have any problems popping up. Call (925) 961-5484 now to schedule an appointment at Foothill Dental Care in Livermore.

Things Millennials should know about good oral health:

  • Fluoride: Drink in water and make sure your toothpaste has it.
  • Brush and floss thoroughly, removing all plaque
  • Have regular visits to the dentist
  • Stay away from tobacco products.
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol
  • Ask your doctor for advice if you have a disease like diabetes

If you haven’t been to our office in a while, it may be time for teeth cleaning, call Foothill Dental Care in Livermore at (925) 961-5484 to schedule an appointment.