Minnesotans Have Some of the Best Teeth in the Country
A new survey out this week says some of the top choppers in the country can be found right 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 standard of living 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 just released a new 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 #3 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.