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Report: 1 out of 5 Americans have untreated cavities

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

One out of five Americans has untreated cavities, according to a new government report.

The new study from the National Center for Health Statistics found about 20% of children had untreated cavities as well as a quarter of adults.

Experts say budget cuts have eliminated some of the dental funds for people on medicaid which may be contributing to tooth decay.

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