District of Columbia’s Oral Health and Well-Being
How do adults in the District of Columbia view their oral health?
This fact sheet summarizes select data on self-reported oral health status, attitudes and dental care utilization among District of Columbia adults as of 2015, by income level, based on an innovative household survey, including:
- How oral health affects day-to-day function and well-being
- How the appearance of mouth and teeth impacts one’s ability to interview for a job
- Attitudes toward oral health and dental care
- Reasons for not visiting the dentist more frequently
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