Idaho Has Something To Smile About – We Made Another Top 10 List
I'm going to chalk this up to... "Never complain it can always be worst". As a kid I always hated going to the dentist. It was never a pleasant experience and as an adult it didn't get much better. Full disclosure... It's 4pm and I have a dentist appointment at 6pm so this might be anxiety typing. According to the dentist I do a good job of taking care of my teeth. Most people have their teeth cleaned twice a year, I have it done three times however, it seems as though every time I go to the dentist for a cleaning or check up they're constantly trying to sell me something and I hate that. Thanks to WalletHub's study called 2021's States with the Best & Worst Dental Health, I now know that Idaho made the top 10 and is actually rated number 8. Maybe the reason I disliked going to the dentist was because I lived in a state ranked 21st on this list... Hence "Never complain it can always be worst". I'm off to the dentist, feel free to check out the full list and insights to Idaho's Dental health below.
Dental Health in Idaho (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 4th – % of Adolescents Who Visited a Dentist in the Past Year
- 21st – Dental Treatment Costs
- 7th – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption
- 17th – % 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
States with the Best & Worst Dental Health
|Overall Rank||State||Total Score||Dental Habits & Care||Oral Health|
|3||District of Columbia||74.90||2||7|
Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that state, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.