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Younger Adults are Taking Medications that Could Affect Long-Term Oral Health

June 25, 2021
by Regenstrief Institute


A new study demonstrates that many younger adult dental patients are taking medications and highlights the importance of dental providers reviewing medication histories regardless of age.

The study from Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry looked at dental records from 11,220 dental patients over the age of 18. The results showed:

  • 53 percent of all patients reported taking at least one medication
  • 12 percent of those age 18-24 were taking at least one medication
  • 20 percent of those age 25-34 were taking at least one medication

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