Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce the proportion of adults aged 45 years and over who have lost all of their natural teeth

Baseline: 7.9 percent of adults aged 45 years and over had lost all of their natural teeth in 2013-16

Target: 5.4 percent

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Both gum disease and tooth decay can lead to tooth loss if they’re not treated. People who have lost all their teeth may have trouble talking and eating. Although complete tooth loss is less common than it used to be, disparities by age, race/ethnicity, education level, and income remain. Strategies to prevent gum disease and tooth decay can help prevent tooth loss.

Workgroup: Oral Health Workgroup