One in three Americans not seeing a dentist regularly

By WEEK Producer

April 29, 2014 Updated Apr 29, 2014 at 11:29 PM CDT

More than one-third of American adults are not seeing a dentist yearly.

African Americans, Hispanics and those living in southern states were least likely to visit the dentist, according to a new survey from Gallup-Healthways.

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

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