Dental health ranked by state, Washington, DC

Connecticut was ranked No. 1 for place with the best dental health, according to a study from dental provider Express Dentists.

The study, published Jan. 1, looked at 25 indicators of dental health such as water fluoridation, adult Medicaid dental benefits and the number of dentists per 100,000 people.

The dental health of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., ranked from best to worst:

1. Connecticut

2. Washington, D.C.

3. Massachusetts

4. Hawaii

5. New Jersey

6. Illinois

7. Washington

8. Iowa

9. Michigan

10. Ohio

11. Minnesota

12. New York

13. North Dakota

14. Wisconsin

15. Rhode Island

16. Maryland

17. Nebraska

18. Pennsylvania

19. Colorado

20. North Carolina

21. Utah

22. Vermont

23. Idaho

24. South Dakota

25. Virgina

26. Georgia

27. Indiana

28. Kansas

29. Missouri

30. New Mexico

31. Oregon

32. Arizona

33. California

34. Nevada

35. South Carolina

36. Florida

37. New Hampshire

38. Tennessee

39. Oklahoma

40. Wyoming

41. Delaware

42. Kentucky

43. Maine

44. Montana

45. Alabama

46. Alaska

47. Texas

48. Mississippi

49. Louisiana

50. West Virginia

51. Arkansas

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