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Survey finds one third of millennials brush their teeth only once a day

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Feb 26, 2018, 12:39 pm IST
Updated : Feb 26, 2018, 12:39 pm IST

62% of Americans also reported that they were too scared to go to see a dentist.

Survey finds one third of millennials brush their teeth only once a day. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Survey finds one third of millennials brush their teeth only once a day. (Photo: Pixabay)

One third of millennials brush their teeth just once a day, a new survey has found.

Market research company OnePoll conducted the study on 2,000 people in America, the Daily Mail reported.

 

62% of Americans also reported that they were too scared to go to the dentist.  The data shows many Americans are being neglectful of oral hygiene routines despite having a fear of a dentist visit.

"Research has shown that there are many linkages to oral health and your overall health," Dr Lawrence Fung, a dentist in Los Angeles, told the Daily Mail.

Not brushing or flossing has serious health risks from gum disease, dementia even erectile dysfunction. People with dementia have also been found to have very high levels of bacteria in their mouths. Research has also discovered a link between gum disease and heart disease.

Brushing often can help minimise plaque that builds up from bacteria.

 

The American Dental Association recommends dedicating four minutes of our day to brushing our teeth.

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