Minnesotans Have Some of the Best Teeth in the Country
I'm super attracted to smiles. A smile a day keeps the blues away, am I right? I have no idea if that's actually a saying or if I totally made it up, but who doesn't love getting a flash of someone's pearly whites?!
Minnesotans should be dang proud, because we have some of the best teeth in the country. I'm talking one of the top 5 states in all of the US of A.
WalletHub conducted the study.
They compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key indicators of dental wellness. Things like sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, dentist visits, percentage of adult smokers, dental treatment costs, elderly population with no natural teeth, and more.
According to the CDC, 36% of adults have gone over a year without seeing a dentist. Yikes! I love having my teeth clean. There's literally nothing better than that smooth feeling.
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Minnesotans take real good care of their teeth and actually took the crown for adults with good oral condition. Plus, we ranked second lowest in the percentage of elderly individuals without any natural teeth.
Minnesota wasn't the best in the country, but we weren't far off. We came in number four! What states were above us? Idaho, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Illinois actually took the number one spot.
What states have the worst teeth? Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
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