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Published October 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

Men’s Health gives Fargo A+ for dental health

Fargo has one more thing to smile about. The largest North Dakota city has the second-best teeth in America, according to Men’s Health magazine.

By: Wendy Reuer, INFORUM

Fargo has one more thing to smile about.

The largest North Dakota city has the second-best teeth in America, according to Men’s Health magazine.

Fargo and the No. 1 ranking city, San Jose, Calif., were both graded A+ in terms of best teeth.

“Which is pretty darn good,” said Matt Marion, deputy editor of Men’s Health.

St. Louis, Mo., ranked as having the worst teeth in America, and seven other states were also given a failing grade.

The magazine used several criteria to rank the cities, such as percentages of the population visiting the dentist, money spent on dental care and products, and those who use a public fluoridated water system as well as the number of dentists per capita.

“If people are taking care of their teeth, they’re going to be able to support more dentists in their area,” Marion said.

The magazine looks at the most populous 100 cities in the country, Marion said, and it tries to include one city from each state.

Minneapolis, Minn., was graded a B and Sioux Falls, S.D., received an A.

Although a men’s magazine, Men’s Health examined both sexes for the survey.

For more info

  • November’s issue of Men’s Health hits the stands ­Tuesday.


Readers can reach Forum reporter Wendy Reuer at (701) 241-5530

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