A dentist is opening today after the state fell two places to 27th in dental health rankings.
The Dental Association of Idaho said the latest figures show Idaho has the fifth-lowest rate of dental caries among states.
“In the last year, Idaho has had an overall decline of 2,400 cases of dental decay and the highest rate of decay in the country, according to the American Dental Federation,” the Dental Assocation said in a statement.
“It is important to remember that dental cariability is a complex process, which involves many factors including genetics, diet, stress, diet quality, stress management, stress prevention, stress control, infection and other factors.”
Idaho remains one of the least healthy states in the nation, with a rate of more than two cases of caries per 100,000 people.
“The association said the state also has the second-lowthlowest proportion of people in dental carious in the US.
The state was ranked 27th out of 34 states last year in dental care quality, with the highest proportion of adults living in rural areas.”
Our dental care needs are not being met by the majority of Idahoans,” the association said.
The association noted the state’s population was aging and there were few dental professionals left.”
The dental workforce has a critical role in our health and well-being and has a role to play in our state,” it said.
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