Farhoumand Dentistry
8150 Leesburg Pike #920
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 636-2442

(703) 636-2442

Dental Facts Friday: Eight Teeth is the Difference Between Rich and Poor

November 22, 2014

Newsweek published a summary of an academic study from the UK released in the Journal of Dental Health showing the link between socioeconomic status and oral health.

Eight Teeth is the Difference Between Rich and Poor

“The poorest people in the UK have up to eight fewer teeth than the richest people by the time they are 70…”

Eight Teeth is the Difference Between Rich and Poor

Eight Teeth is the Difference Between Rich and Poor

“Despite the social differences, the results revealed that on average oral health is improving, especially among young British adults. However, an earlier study published by the same research team had found that social division between rich and poor young people are even more pronounced than in older people.”

Dental Health Insurance: Use It Or Lose It

Thankfully, in the U.S. many people have dental health insurance which covers 100% of preventative dental care. With the end of the year approaching, though, all are encouraged to schedule an appointment with their dentist and take advantage of their dental health benefits.

For patients in Tyson’s Corner, Vienna VA and McLean VA, Farhoumand Dental offers a convenient location and professional team of dentists, Farah Farhoumand, DDS, and Foad Farhoumand, DDS, as well as capable dental hygienists.