In this report, everyone in these groups had better oral health. Except children between 2 to 5 years of age.
The report shows that the overall oral health of the Americans improved from 1994-2004. However, there was a notable decrease in the dental cavities for all age groups except the children between 2-years-old and 5-years-old. It also shows that there is a decrease in the number of seniors who are losing all their teeth. But the report does not explain the reason for the increase in dental cavities in children between 2-years-old and 5-years-old. It does mention that boys, non-Hispanic whites, and youths from low economic families are particularly affected.
“This study clearly shows that when the nation is trying to make improvements in the overall dental health, it still remains a cause of concern in some of the racial and ethnic groups, who have more tooth decay than other groups," says Bruce Dye, DDS, MPH from CDC.