Illinois may have a myriad of problems and issues, but dental health does not appear to be one of them. In fact, there are 47 other states that lag behind us.

The numbers-crunchers over at WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key indicators of dental health. What were they looking at to make their ranking determinations?

Our data set ranges from “share of adolescents who visited a dentist in the past year” to “dental treatment costs” to “share of adults with low life satisfaction due to oral condition.

Let's see who the top 5 smiling-est states are:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Illinois
  4. North Dakota
  5. Connecticut

As for Illinois' number break-down from WalletHub:

6th – % of Adolescents Who Visited a Dentist in the Past Year
16th – Dental Treatment Costs
14th – Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Adolescents
1st – % of Adults with Poor or Fair Oral Condition
1st – % of Adults Who Experienced Pain in the Past Year Due to Their Oral Condition
23rd – % of Adults with Low Life Satisfaction Due to Their Oral Condition
1st – Sleeping Problems Due to Oral Condition

As to the least orally-healthy states:

  • Mississippi
  • Arkansas
  • Montana
  • Alabama
  • West Virginia

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