With February being National Children’s Dental Health Month and the CDC reporting no COVID-19 transmissions in a clinical dental setting, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021's States with the Best & Worst Dental Health, as well as accompanying videos.
In order to determine where people 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 data set ranges from the share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year to dental treatment costs to dentists per capita.
Dental Health in Texas (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 45th – % Of Adults Who Visited a Dentist in the Past Year
- 27th – Dentists per Capita
- 31st – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
- 37th – % of Adults with Poor or Fair Oral Condition
- 31st – % of Adults Who Experienced Oral Pain in the Past Year
- 51st – % of Adults with Low Life Satisfaction Due to Their Oral Condition