Oral Health + Overall Health

Longitudinal studies of oral health across the lifespan

NHANES provides nationally representative cross-sectional data, but we are lacking representative longitudinal data. Each generational cohort is very different in exposure to different disease risk and prevention factors, behaviors, and access to care.

For example, younger generations are much less likely to be edentulous than our current older generations. How will the oral health of baby boomers change as they age and retire?

Comment No. 12