Los Angeles is a great city. It’s filled with people who take great care to present themselves in the best light possible. Unfortunately, appearances aren’t everything. A smile may look great on the outside, but on the inside there’s a whole lot of decay going on. Especially, in Los Angeles.
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Men’s Health magazine recently examined the entire U.S. to see if it could pinpoint the cities with the worst dental hygiene problems. You’d think Los Angeles would be low on the list, but it wasn’t. Not even close.
To conduct a thorough investigation, the magazine’s editors looked at the following:
- community water fluoridation
- percentage of people who saw a dentist in the past year
- percentage who’ve had teeth extracted
- percentage of households using dental floss
- money spent on oral hygiene products
- number of dentist offices per capita.
After crunching the numbers, the magazine identified these five cities as the top cavity capitals of the U.S.:
2. Philadelphia, PA
3. Newark, NJ
4. Baltimore, MD
5. New Orleans
The magazine revealed that while Los Angeles wasn’t exactly the WORST city for cavities and dental health… but it was among the top 25 worst. #23 to be exact.
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