Rhode Island Ranks Thirteenth in the Country for Dental Health

According to a WalletHub report, Rhode Island is keepin' it pretty clean!

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The personal-finance website, WalletHub, has released a report on the states with the best and worst dental health in 2021. In order to determine where people have the healthiest teeth and gums in the country, WalletHub compared all fifty states and the District of Columbia across twenty-six 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.

According to their findings, Rhode Island ranked thirteenth in the country and has the lowest share of the population who couldn’t afford more dental visits due to costs, at 37 percent. Rhode Island also ranked in the top five states with the highest percentage of adolescents who visited a dentist office in the past year.

To view the full report, click here.