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Americans find natural teeth worth saving, according to survey

By Dental Tribune International
April 17, 2019

CHICAGO, U.S.: A recent study conducted by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has found that Americans believe there is much worth saving. Beyond material possessions, such as scrapbooks, the survey explored what Americans most want to save about their body.

The AAE survey found that younger people value saving their natural teeth at least as much as any other aspect of their body. Twenty-four percent of millennials ranked teeth as the most important part of their body they would save or maintain. In comparison, 37 percent of baby boomers would prefer to save their eyesight.

“We tend to take our bodies for granted, so it’s great to learn younger people understand the importance of dental health,” said AAE President Dr. Patrick Taylor. “Endodontists take pride in using advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies to perform root canal treatment and help everyone keep their natural teeth.”

According to the survey, which was conducted online among 800 adults from Jan. 28 through Feb. 4, 2019, the top reasons people value saving their natural teeth are because “it’s healthier” and “it gives you a better appearance.” Interestingly, 61 percent of the female respondents feel strongly that saving their natural teeth helps them feel better about themselves, compared with 51 percent of the male respondents.

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