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The American Dental Association in collaboration with Crest® and Oral-B® revealed findings from a national public opinion survey on oral health care. While Americans deem the smile the most important physical attribute, a surprising 37 percent of Americans don’t know that poor oral health has been associated with serious health conditions such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Learn more about the survey results, cavity prevention tips and some important reasons to see your dentist.

Press Releases

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Important Documents

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Presentation of Survey Findings

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IMAGE: Ada S. Cooper, D.D.S.

Ada S. Cooper, D.D.S.
Private practice, New York and Consumer Advisor
American Dental Association

About Dr. Cooper (PDF)

IMAGE: J. Leslie Winston, D.D.S., Ph.D.

J. Leslie Winston, D.D.S, Ph.D.
Director Professional and Scientific Relations, North America
Procter and Gamble Professional Oral Health

About Dr. Winston (PDF)

IMAGE: Geoff Feinberg

Geoff Feinberg
Senior Account Director and Vice President
Roper Public Affairs & Media division of GfK Custom Research North America

About Mr. Feinberg (PDF)

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This national public survey project is a result of a collaboration between the ADA and Crest/Oral-B. Please click these links for more information.

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