-- Chewing gum may not be as bad after all, yes you read that right, if you don't keep on chewing a piece of gum for hours at a time it has been said that chewing gum after a meal can help eliminate food particles which are trapped within the teeth and can also increase the production of saliva which prevents the plaque build up.
-- According to recent surveys both men and women feel guilty when they forget to brush their teeth, apparently most people feel that brushing her teeth is some sort of obligation which was imposed at them ever since they were little in fact, over 79% of those interviewed said that they brush their teeth because it is something that they were told to do throughout their lives.
-- Well over 75% (three out of four people) don't change your toothbrush as often as they should, it is recommended that for hygiene reasons it to the project should be replaced every two to three months but apparently this isn't the case with most individuals.
-- Oral cancer occurs twice as often in men than in women, smoking a pack of cigarettes a day or using smokeless tobacco is said to increase the risk of developing oral cancer by four times.
-- There are well over 140,000 dental hygienists registered in the US and over 98% of them are females.
-- A trip to the dentist may reveal more information than you expected to receive, in most cases this is a good thing because several diseases can be treated successfully at their early stages. A dental hygienist screens for health problems such as eating disorders, diabetes, substance abuse and even HIV infections.
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