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How Bad Is It to Skip the Dentist?

More than 100 million Americans don’t go to their regular checkups. Here’s what to know if you’re one of them.

Illustration: George Wylesol

WWhen was the last time you saw your dentist? While there’s no hard-and-fast rule about how often adults should go, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that we keep up with routine cleanings and dental…




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Ashley Abramson

Ashley Abramson

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.

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