(CLEVELAND) Ohio ranked number ten in a new study of dental health across the country, according to a new study by personal finance website WalletHub's which published its 2019's States with the Best & Worst Dental Health . National Children’s Dental Health Month begins in February and about 15 percent of children aged 2-17 having not seen a dentist in the past year, according to the study.
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 26 key metrics. The criteria 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 Ohio (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 19 th – % Of Adults Who Visited a Dentist in the Past Year
- 16 th – Dental Treatment Costs
- 8 th – % of Adults with Poor or Fair Oral Condition
- 6 th – % of Adults Who Experienced Oral Pain in the Past Year
- 5 th – % of Adults with Low Life Satisfaction Due to Their Oral Condition
Top Ten States for Dental Health
- North Dakota
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
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