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We recently posted Money Where Your Mouth Is: 6 Tips to Save, and just ran across a new dental survey that says Americans are more likely to respond to a toothache with a painkiller than a trip to the dentist.
Non-profit Oral Health America, which released the survey, says it’s about money (according to 73 percent of respondents) rather than fear. It was sponsored by Procter & Gamble, which owns tons of household brands, including Crest toothpaste and Oral-B brushes. It also doesn’t mention the number of people surveyed.
But the other findings show who needs dental help most: young adults (ages 18-34) are least likely to seek care, followed by families with children earning under $50,000 a year.