Oral Health
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Share of Adults with Annual Dental Visit
Arkansas County57%
Ashley County57%
Baxter County50%
Benton County60%
Boone County57%
Bradley County58%
Calhoun County58%
Carroll County59%
Chicot County57%
Clark County53%
Clay County50%
Cleburne County56%
Cleveland County55%
Columbia County55%
Conway County59%
Craighead County54%
Crawford County61%
Crittenden County50%
Cross County48%
Dallas County55%
Desha County57%
Drew County55%
Faulkner County63%
Franklin County57%
Fulton County44%
Garland County59%
Grant County69%
Greene County54%
Hempstead County49%
Hot Spring County58%
Howard County51%
Independence County50%
Izard County44%
Jackson County51%
Jefferson County59%
Johnson County60%
Lafayette County48%
Lawrence County51%
Lee County50%
Lincoln County50%
Little River County45%
Logan County58%
Lonoke County64%
Madison County62%
Marion County53%
Miller County48%
Mississippi County54%
Monroe County51%
Montgomery County55%
Nevada County51%
Newton County59%
Ouachita County56%
Perry County66%
Phillips County55%
Pike County53%
Poinsett County53%
Polk County48%
Pope County62%
Prairie County53%
Pulaski County62%
Randolph County46%
Saline County66%
Scott County55%
Searcy County56%
Sebastian County57%
Sevier County45%
Sharp County42%
St. Francis County50%
Stone County52%
Union County58%
Van Buren County60%
Washington County62%
White County54%
Woodruff County47%
Yell County57%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







What does this measure?

The percentage of adults who visited a dentist or dental clinic in the past year.

Why is this important?

Oral health impacts our ability to speak, eat, and smile and influences self-esteem and attendance at work and school. Oral diseases can cause pain and disability, therefore good oral health is an important part of good overall health.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2018, 56% of adults had received dental care in the past year, up 1 percentage points from 2012 but below the national rate of 68%. This makes Arkansas 49th in the nation for this indicator. Rates were higher for women (58%) than men (54%), and for non-Hispanic American Indians and Alaskan Natives (59%) and White, non-Hispanics (58%).

Among Arkansas counties, rates ranged from below 45% in Fulton, Izard and Sharp counties to above 65% in Saline, Perry and Grant counties.

Notes about the data

National data comes from a survey designed to collect scientific data on health risks and behaviors.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Share of Adults with Annual Dental Visit

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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