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Florida Is 2018's State with the 8th Worst Dental Health

With February being National Children’s Dental Health Month and dental health having an effect on appearance, general well-being and even earnings, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's States with the Best & Worst Dental Health.

In order to determine which places have the healthiest teeth and gums in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition.

Dental Health in Florida (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 31st – % of Adolescents Who Visited a Dentist in the Past Year
  • 38th – % Of Adults Who Visited a Dentist in the Past Year
  • 29th – Dental Treatment Costs
  • 36th – Dentists per Capita
  • 23rd – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
  • 49th – % of Adults with Poor or Fair Oral Condition
  • 31st – % of Adults Who Experienced Oral Pain in the Past Year
  • 36th – % of Adults with Low Life Satisfaction Due to Their Oral Condition

For the full report, please click here.