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Which U.S. Cities Have the Worst Teeth?

Posted Aug 23 2009 10:23pm recently approached Irwin Smigel, DDS., founder and president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics(ASDA) and creator of Supersmile, to define a set of criteria that he believes makes for good teeth.

Dr. Smigel responded with the following:

Regular dentist visits, not smoking, minimizing your coffee, soda and red wine intake, and brushing and flossing. Other factors, like having hard water or a dry climate, can also stain teeth or create a dry mouth (which can hurt gums)( ).

With these criteria in hand, analyzed data from cities across the U.S. to determine the 14 cities with the worst teeth.

1. Biloxi, Miss.
2. Huntington, W.Va.
3. Mobile, Ala.
4. Tulsa, Okla.
5. Baton Rouge, La.
6. Bristol, Tenn.
7. Greensboro, N.C.
8. Houston, Texas
9. Atlanta, Ga.
10. Las Vegas, Nev.
11. Miami, Fla.
12. St. Louis, Mo.
13. Little Rock, Ark.
14. Albuquerque, N.M.

To read a detailed breakdown of the study results, visit .

Was your city on the list? Do you agree with the study results? Were the criteria sufficiently comprehensive? Please share your thoughts in a comment below.

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