Some of the Best Teeth in the Country Are Here in Minnesota
When it comes to having great teeth and dental health in general, you can't do much better than here in Minnesota.
We're used to being ranked near the top of the heap for many things here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, right? We enjoy a very high quality of life here in the North Star State. And, now you can add teeth to that list. Because a new survey says Minnesotans have some of the best teeth in the entire U. S. of A.
The gang over at WalletHub released a survey called the States With The Best and Worst Dental Health. They looked at 26 different indicators of dental health and found that Minnesota ranked pretty darn high on their list. In fact, only two other states were ranked higher than us, as we nabbed the number-three spot on their list.
According to the survey, the Bold North ranked 4th in percentage of adults who've visited a dentist in the past year. We're ranked 6th in dental treatment costs, and we came in first in percentage of adults with poor or fair oral condition (meaning we have the fewest in the country.)
While we look pretty good-- literally-- there in third place, check out which state is number one: That'd be my home state of Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin, baby! (It's gotta be all those dairy products which promote strong and healthy teeth, right?!?) North Dakota was ranked #2, while Connecticut and Illinois round out the top five.
Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, Arkansas came in dead last-- ranked 51st out of all U.S. states and the District of Columbia.