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Just some dental stats...

Discussion in 'International Dental' started by Meggs, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Meggs

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    This is from the Smart Practice newsletter, I thought they're kind of interesting.....

    Consumer Whitening
    In 2003 consumers in the US spent $615 million on whitening toothpaste.
    Bleaching kits and other whitening products increased
    by 15 percent to $332 million according to AC Neilson.

    Dentist Demographics
    ADA News reports that 8.5 percent of solo practicing dentists in the US are
    female. Of US dentists in practice for 10 years or
    less, 34% are female.

    Stress?
    72% of business travelers feel that business travel is more stressful than going
    to the dentist, according to Microsoft Corporation.

    Soda Stats
    Researchers from Britain's Birmingham University have
    published soda statistics:

    + Drinking four or more classes of carbonated drinks a day raises a 12 year
    old's chance of suffering tooth erosion by 252 percent.

    + Heavy consumption of soda pop by 14-year oldsincreases
    the risk of tooth erosion to 513 percent.
     
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