Dental Care / Oral Health - Statistics

In Niagara, 59.5% of residents aged 18+ years reported having very good or excellent oral health in 2010.

In addition, 53.1% of adults aged 18+ years reported that they have all of their natural teeth, while 5.4% of adults had none of their natural teeth.

Of the people who do not have all of their natural teeth, 54.7% have dentures, plates, bridges, or implants.

Overall, 78.6% of adults reported that they had been to a dental care provider in the last 12 months. Most of these visits were for preventative care.

Oral health overview for children

Adults who Received Dental Care in Niagara

Dental Care20092010
Adults (18+) who have been to a dental care provider
within the last year
77.9% 78.6%
Adults (18+) who have been to a dental care provider
within the last year for a preventative visit
66.5% 65.1%

Source: Dental II, 2009 & 2010, Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System, Data Last Refreshed November 2012.

In 2011, 30.9% of adults in Niagara had dental insurance to cover all or part of their dental expenses.

The percentage of adults who have turned down necessary treatment because of no dental insurance increased significantly from 2009 to 2011.

Adults who Turned Down Necessary Dental Treatment in Niagara

Reasons for turning down treatment20092011
No insurance2.2%4.9%
Insurance would not cover any of the cost1.1%1.5%
Insurance would only cover part of the cost1.3%2.7%

Source: Dental Insurance, 2009 & 2011, Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance System, Data Last Refreshed November 2012.


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