New Poll Shows Kentuckians Lack Dental Care

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Updated: 4/23/2013 9:24 am
More than 165,000 people attended the Kentucky Derby last year. If you take that number and multiply it by ten you'll have the number of Kentucky adults who do not have dental insurance: 1.7 million.

That's according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll conducted by the Foundation For A Healthy Kentucky.

The Foundation focused on dental care for their latest poll since oral health can directly affect general health and overall well-being.

The poll not only found that more than half of Kentucky adults do not have dental insurance, it also found that 39% of adults do not have a regular dentist.

Kentucky also falls behind the national average for the percentage of adults who have seen a dentist in the last year; 61% in the state versus 70% nationwide.

For more details and full look at the report, you can go here.
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SS Cmmdr Raus - 4/23/2013 10:35 AM
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Aint there enough horror in our life without visiting a dentist. Those guys at U.K. got ahold of me in the 70's. Never get over that. Kentuckians can starve to death just as fast with bad teeth as good. Floating the dentist only makes it quicker, does nothing for the horror.
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