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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2021’s state with the 10th best dental health

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2021’s state with the 10th best dental health, according to a study done by WalletHub.

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 Wednesday released its report on 2021’s States with the Best & Worst Dental Health.

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 New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

    • 8th – % Of Adults Who Visited a Dentist in the Past Year
    • 16th – Dentists per Capita
    • 1st – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
    • 5th – % of Adults with Poor or Fair Oral Condition
    • 10th – % of Adults Who Experienced Oral Pain in the Past Year
    • 5th – % of Adults with Low Life Satisfaction Due to Their Oral Condition

Source: WalletHub
Here are the top 5 states with the best dental health: 
  1. Wisconsin
  2. Illinois
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Minnesota
  5. Connecticut

Here are the top 5 states with the worst dental health:

  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Arkansas
  4. Montana
  5. Louisiana

For the full report, click here

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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