Survey Reveals Shortcomings in Oral Health Habits

If you are experiencing an abundance of people with bad breath in your life, the results of a recent study by Delta Dental will help explain them. According to Oral Health and Well-Being Survey by Delta Dental, 30 percent of the American public does not brush enough.
The results of the study show that 70 percent of people in the United States brush twice per day for an average of one minute and 52 seconds. African-Americans spend an average of 18 seconds longer when they brush than the average American. Young people from the ages of 16 to 24 also spend an average of 16 seconds longer to brush than the average American.

One of the grossest results of the study is that 23 percent of people have gone at least two days without brushing their teeth in the last year. This percentage rises to a shocking 37 percent for young adults from ages 18 to 24.

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