Infographic: Why Halloween May Bring a Mobile Message from Your Dentist

Infographic Why Halloween May Bring a Mobile Message from Your DentistEver notice this time of year that your smartphone tends to buzz with an SMS alert or email message from your friendly neighborhood dentist reminding you that’s it’s been a while since your last check-up? If you’re wondering why, we’ve got two words for you — candy corn.

On Thursday morning, the team at Healthentic published a new infographic about Halloween and dental data.

“For example,” the company says on its official blog, “we looked at data for more than ten million dental plan enrollees.” And what did they find?

  • More than 1 in 3 failed to see a dentist in 2013
  • Nearly 25% hadn’t seen a dentist or taken advantage of covered preventive services in 2 years
  • Nearly 20% had a cavity filled in 2013

“It turns out the scariest part of Halloween may not be the ghosts and goblins, but microscopic bacteria that causes cavities—not to mention the dental health habits of the U.S. population,” Healthentic says.

So if you’re up for a good scare in light of tonight’s Halloween celebration, look no further than the infographic shared below.

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