Average time between dental visits for US patients: 5 key stats

Here are five statistics on the average time between dental visits based on 2008 CDC data.

1. Sixty percent of adults between 18 and 64 years old visited a dentist within a one-year span.

2. Twenty-one percent of Medicaid patients have not had a dentist visit in five-plus years.

3. This figure is higher than total adult respondents. Overall, 12 percent of adults have not seen a dentist in five years-plus.

4. Among diabetic patients, 19 percent have not seen a dentist in five-plus years.

5. Eleven percent of non-diabetic patients have not had a dental visit in more than five years.

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