Connecticut residents among the most frequent visitors to the dentist

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More than three quarters of Connecticut adults visit the dentist.

At 76.1 percent, the state is second in the country for the proportion of adults who visit the dentist, just behind Massachusetts by 0.1 percent, according to a survey from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

The latest release of data looking at oral hygiene is from 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

This is in line with Connecticut’s tendency to seek regular medical care. Connecticut residents made preventive care visits at nearly double the national rate in 2012.

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