Health - Implant Dentist News

Oct 15, 2010 3:48 PM by Bea Karnes

America's Cavity Capitals named in survey

This should get a big smile from local dentists--Colorado Springs has been named in the Top 10 for best teeth by Men's Health Magazine.

Men's Health ranked 100 major U.S. cities based on community water fluoridation; the percentage of people who saw a dentist in the past year or have had their teeth extracted; the percentage of households using dental floss; money spent on oral hygiene products; and the number of dentist offices per capita.

Three Colorado Cities were included in the survey--Colorado Springs earned the grade of A-; Aurora got a B; Denver got a dismal C-.

The best teeth were in San Jose, while St. Louis had the worst.

Here's the complete listing of "America's Cavity Capitals" with the city's letter grad at the end:1.) St. Louis, MO F

2.) Philadelphia, PA F

3.) Newark, NJ F

4.) Baltimore, MD F

5.) New Orleans, LA F

6.) Jackson, MS F

7.) Jersey City, NJ F

8.) Milwaukee, WI D-

9.) Kansas City, MO D-

10.) Dallas, TX D-

11.) El Paso, TX D

12.) Detroit, MI D

13.) Lubbock, TX D

14.) Miami, FL D

15.) Buffalo, NY D

16.) Chicago, IL D

17.) Memphis, TN D

18.) Montgomery, AL D

19.) Pittsburgh, PA D

20.) Birmingham, AL D

21.) Tucson, AZ D

22.) Tampa, FL D+

23.) Los Angeles, CA D+

24.) Jacksonville, FL D+

25.) Cleveland, OH D+

26.) Louisville, KY D+

27.) Fort Wayne, IN D+

28.) Tulsa, OK D+

29.) Oklahoma City, OK D+

30.) Corpus Christi, TX D+

31.) Fort Worth, TX D+

32.) Providence, RI D+

33.) Rochester, NY D+

34.) Oakland, CA C-

35.) Houston, TX C-

36.) Toledo, OH C-

37.) Charleston, WV C-

38.) Orlando, FL C-

39.) New York, NY C-

40.) Lexington, KY C-

41.) San Antonio, TX C-

42.) Denver, CO C-

43.) St. Petersburg, FL C-

44.) Cincinnati, OH C

45.) Hartford, CT C

46.) Fresno, CA C

47.) Boston, MA C

48.) Richmond, VA C

49.) Las Vegas, NV C

50.) Columbia, SC C

51.) Durham, NC C

52.) Billings, MT C+

53.) Bakersfield, CA C+

54.) Sacramento, CA C+

55.) Phoenix, AZ C+

56.) Washington, DC C+

57.) Indianapolis, IN C+

58.) Arlington, TX C+

59.) Columbus, OH C+

60.) Atlanta, GA C+

61.) Reno, NV C+

62.) Nashville, TN C+

63.) Madison, WI C+

64.) Little Rock, AR C+

65.) Albuquerque, NM C+

66.) Modesto, CA C+

67.) Wichita, KS C+

68.) Wilmington, DE B-

69.) Spokane, WA B-

70.) San Diego, CA B-

71.) Riverside, CA B-

72.) St. Paul, MN B-

73.) Grand Rapids, MI B-

74.) Minneapolis, MN B

75.) Austin, TX B

76.) Cheyenne, WY B

77.) Aurora, CO B

78.) Charlotte, NC B

79.) Salt Lake City, UT B

80.) Honolulu, HI B

81.) Manchester, NH B

82.) Portland, OR B

83.) Yonkers, NY B

84.) San Francisco, CA B

85.) Burlington, VT B

86.) Greensboro, NC B+

87.) Des Moines, IA B+

88.) Omaha, IA B+

89.) Portland, ME B+

90.) Seattle, WA B+

91.) Colorado Springs, CO A-

92.) Anchorage, AK A-

93.) Raleigh, NC A-

94.) Anaheim, CA A-

95.) Virginia Beach, VA A-

96.) Sioux Falls, SD A

97.) Lincoln, NE A

98.) Boise, ID A

99.) Fargo, ND A+

100.) San Jose, CA A+

To keep your smile bright, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wright at Pueblo West Dental Care.

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