See NY counties where dentists are shunned
About 41 percent of 35- to 44-year-old adults have lost one or more teeth due to tooth decay or gum diseases, according to the state Health Department. Another 17 percent of people 65 years and older have lost all of their teeth.
While these problems and other oral health issues can be prevented through regular dental care, many New Yorkers don't go to the dentist.
Here is a list of counties with the most adults who did not see a dentist in the past year. The state Health Department self-reported data is from 2013-2014.
1. Tioga County