Texas

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See below how Texas scored for the oral health of aging Americans based on Oral Health America's 2016 A State of Decay report.

Texas's Overall State Rank: 43rd

Find out how Texas compares against other states
in our 2016 A State of Decay report.

Edentulism

Percent of older adults with no teeth

12.3%

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Medicaid

Extent of dental coverage in Medicaid

0%

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Community Water Fluoridation (CWF)

Percent of residents living in communities with fluoridated water
 

79.6%

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Basic Screening
Survey (BSS)

The status of a BSS or conduction of public health surveillance of older adults' oral health

1 out of 4

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State Oral Health Plan

The existence and extent of a state plan to improve the oral health of older adults

1 out of 4

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Composite Score

States' overall score that combines all 5 evaluation criteria
 

22%

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