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Magazine says St. Louisans have worst teeth in nation

2:53 PM, Oct 14, 2010   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- St. Louisans are apparently the worst in the nation when it comes to caring for their pearly whites.

According to Men's Health Magazine, the city ranked the most dentally challenged anywhere.

Why?  Men's Health said it looked at community water fluoridation, the percentage of people who saw a dentist in the past year, the percentage who had a tooth extracted, the percentage of households using floss and the money spent on oral hygiene products.  The number of dentist offices per capita was also taken into account.

Here are the top five cities with the worst teeth:

1. St. Louis

2. Philadelphia

3. Newark

4. Baltimore

5. New Orleans

The best:

1. San Jose, California

2. Fargo, North Dakota

3. Boise, Idaho

4. Lincoln, Nebraska

5. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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