YOUNG WOMEN HAVE THE WORST DENTAL HYGIENE?

 

YOUNG WOMEN HAVE THE WORST DENTAL HYGIENE?

A recent study completed in Australia, by the Colgate-Palmolive company, found that more than half of all young adult women (aged 24-35) failed to brush their teeth once a day, and admit to having poor oral health. Of the 1007 people surveyed, only eight percent said they had ‘excellent’ oral health.

This may explain in part why 22 per cent of all Australian adults have gum disease while up to 23 per cent have tooth decay, according to research published in 2015 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Griffith Street Family Dental’s resident oral health therapist Cheryll Dunn was “astounded by the outcome of this study.” She said, “If this is the case, I would encourage everyone to attend for regular check-up and cleans.”

Dr Rakesh Bhula, dentist at Griffith Street Family Dental adds, “I was also very surprised to read of the figures in this latest study by Colgate. I hope that this would serve as good incentive for everybody, not just adult females, to attend for regular check-up and clean appointments.”

Along with dentist Dr Selvan Dass, the team at Griffith Street Family Dental would like to encourage everyone to attend their check-up and clean appointments. New patients always welcome!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/87652356/young-women-have-the-worst-dental-hygiene-survey-finds

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