Many Middle-Aged Adults Don’t Get Regular Dental Care


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A new poll finds widespread oral health issues among people in their 50s and early 60s, especially among those who lack dental insurance The mouths of middle-aged Americans face a lot of problems right now—and an uncertain future to come. One in 3 Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 say they’re embarrassed by the condition of their teeth, according to the latest University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging. A slightly larger group (38 percent) cite pain, difficulty eating, missed work or other health problems in the past two years due to dental problems. Even though professional c...