Less people visiting dentists

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Over one-third of American adults did not see a dentist in the past year.

It shows African Americans, Hispanics and those living in the southern states were the least likely to visit the dentist.

(NBC) - Over one-third of American adults did not see a dentist in the past year. That's according to a new survey from Gallup-Healthways.

It shows African Americans, Hispanics and those living in the southern states were the least likely to visit the dentist.

And married people over 30 and those with yearly incomes of over $120,000 were most likely to seek dental care.

The American Dental Association recommends adults see a dentist at least once a year because poor oral care is linked to heart disease, stroke, arthritis and diabetes.


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