Report: Minnesota has Nation's Best Dental Health

Report: Minnesota has Nation's Best Dental Health Photo: KSTP/File

February 12, 2018 02:15 PM

Minnesota tops the nation for its dental health, according to a WalletHub study.

In a recent study called "2018's States with the Best and Worst Dental Health," Minnesota was ranked as the No. 1 state with the best dental health. All states were compared with categories such as the number of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to the costs of dental treatments. 

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Top 5 States with the Best Dental Health:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Connecticut
  4. Illinois
  5. North Dakota

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Top 5 States with the Worst Dental Health:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Arkansas
  3. Alabama
  4. West Virginia
  5. Montana

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According to the report, Minnesota has the lowest percent of adults with poor oral condition. It was ranked fourth for the percent of adults who visited a dentist in the past year, fifth for percent of adults with low-life satisfaction due to their oral condition, sixth for its dental treatment costs, and 10th for percent of adults who experienced oral pain in the past year.

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Alan Galarza Pliego

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