Gallup: About one-third of U.S. adults didn't see dentist in past year

April 28, 2014 6:54 PM

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Gallup: About one-third of U.S. adults didn't see dentist in past year

Gallup interviewed 178,072 U.S. adults in 2013 for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and found 64.7 percent last year visited the dentist at least once.

The American Dental Association recommends adults visit a dentist at least once a year and the survey found one-third of U.S. adults did not meet this minimum level of dental care. Poor oral care has been linked to both heart disease and stroke, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

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