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Why You Apply Data to Your Teeth

Thanks to technology you’re already aware that you log 10,000 steps a day, get about three hours of REM sleep a night, and rarely exceed your allotted daily 2,200 calories. But how much data are you collecting about your plaque buildup?

Probably not enough. Some 96 percent of Americans have tooth decay by the time they hit age 65 according to a recent study by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a quarter of Americans have untreated cavities, according to the study.

It gets worse. One Harvard study found that men with a history of periodontitis had a 64 percent higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than those…

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