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March 2, 2015

About 71 percent of New Jerseyans have visited a dentist in the past year, according to the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That’s a pretty high rate of dental care, although Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Maryland all had higher rates. Dental extractions are still pretty common, however, since 46 percent of adults said they had at least one permanent tooth extracted. When it comes to senior citizens, 14 percent of those 65 years of age or older said they had all their teeth extracted.

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