Interesting UK Dental Statistics

Whether you are considering buying a dental practice, or you are selling a dental practice, understanding the UK dental industry is important. Chances are, your employees, patients, even friends and family members will have questions and being able to answer them with absolute certainty will not only portray you as an industry authority figure, but it can also help boost your brand. This is especially important when getting a dental practice valuation.

With That in Mind, We Are Going to Take a Look at Some Rather Interesting Uk Dental Statistics:

General Dental Health Statistics

1 in 4 adults avoid smiling due to the condition of their teeth, and 1 in 5 experience anxiety due to the condition of their mouth and teeth.

42% of low income adults have difficulty biting or chewing.

15% of young adults take days off because of their teeth.

3.5 billion people globally suffer from oral diseases.

24.6% of adults aged 75 and over have lost all natural teeth.

7% of the adult population in the UK have no natural teeth.

Gum Disease Statistics

Nearly 50% of the UK population (aged 30 years and above) suffers from periodontal diseases.

Adults aged 70 years and above are more likely to develop periodontal diseases with over 70% possibility.

Gum disease affects up to 50% of the adult population worldwide.

Dental Visit Statistics

19% of adults don’t see the dentist because of an inconvenient location or time.

77% of adults say they plan to visit the dentist next year whilst only 37% actually do.

84.6% of children in the UK aged 2-17 years visited the dentist in 2016.

64% of adults in the UK visited the dentist in 2016.

Estimates suggest that 9% to 15% of adults in the UK avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear.

33% of unplanned visits to the dentist are as a result of a pain in the mouth.

Teeth Whitening Statistics

Globally, the teeth whitening market is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of over 4%.

By 2027, the global teeth whitening market is projected to be worth $8,4048.70 Mn (US) compared to $5,857.61 in 2018.

82% of adults believe that straight, bright teeth help get you ahead in life.

3 in 10 UK cosmetic dentists have seen an increase in revenue as a result of demand for tooth whitening.

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