By no means am I a fan of the dentist, and I'd wager to bet many folks out there feel the same way.

The funny thing is, one of my good friends in Great Falls is a dentist... Who'd a thought haha.

Despite my angst about visiting the dentist, dental health is a must for me!

But evidently, I'm not in the majority when it comes to prioritizing dental health.

According to a recent study conducted by WalletHub, Montanans are not great at taking care of their dental health.

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Dental Health Data

Many people avoid visiting the dentist due to neglecting oral care or dental anxiety.

According to the CDC, 36% of adults have gone over a year without seeing a dentist.

Despite costs, regular dental checkups are essential as prevention is more economical than treatment.

Beyond Personal Habits: Location Matters

Factors beyond personal habits affect dental health, such as location.

Areas with more dental professionals and fluoridated water tend to have better oral health.

WalletHub's Comprehensive Analysis

WalletHub assessed the dental wellness of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, considering 25 indicators, including adolescent dentist visits, treatment costs, and dentists per capita.

Two Key Dimensions Analyzed

To determine the best dental health in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed Dental Habits & Health and Oral Health using 25 metrics.

Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a higher score indicating better dental conditions.

State Rankings

Source: WalletHub

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