Fact Sheet

The State of Children's Dental Health

  • May 23, 2011
The state that children call home can make a big difference in the health of their teeth.  In this year's 50-state report card by the Pew Children's Dental Campaign, 27 states earned grades of an A or B, while 23 states and the District of Columbia received a C or lower grade. However, the 2011 grades for 22 states were higher than their 2010 grades, revealing that even in a time of fiscal distress, dental health policies can be improved.