Senior Adults & Dental Care | GMedia Digital Marketing in Dallas, TX
Our bodies change as we age, and so do our mouths – and so, too, does our dental health and care needs. What does that mean for your patients, and for your practice? Let’s take a look at the dental healthcare needs of senior adults:
Senior Adults & Dental Health Statistics
68% have periodontal disease.
1 in 5 have untreated tooth decay.
29% of American adults 65 and older have complete tooth loss.
The global dental implant market is projected to grow to $6.52 billion by 2030.
Oral cancer prevalence - median diagnosis age is 62 years.
Seniors & Dental Care Expenditures
Health and dental spending by baby boomers steadily increasing:
$838.33 billion expenditure annually in 1996
$1.62 trillion in 2016
Projected $6 trillion by 2027
Rate of spending for dental services higher among seniors than any other segment of the population:
Per capita geriatric dental care expenditure increased 59%
Compare with: per capita dental care expenditure for overall U.S. population increased by just 27%
Is your practice prepared to meet the needs of a significant (and steadily growing) portion of your patients and community? Consider also: baby boomers may not be the most populous generation any longer – that mantle has been recently taken over by millennials – but they are still by far the wealthiest generation, currently controlling 70% of the U.S.’s disposable income, and spending more than any other generation across all categories as well. Boomers and older senior adults are increasingly in need of restorative dental care, and willing to prioritize and spend towards better oral health and quality of life.
How can you make your practice more accessible and easy to find for senior patients? View our blog post for tips on how to incorporate relevant content and accessibility features in your digital marketing strategy!
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