Family Encyclopedia >> Health

Too little attention for teeth

Too little attention for teeth

Half of the Dutch do not take good care of their teeth, according to research by Xylifresh.

80 percent of dentists think that the Dutch are too easygoing with their teeth † The causes are 'no sense' and lack of time.

According to dentists, it is very important that people brush their teeth several times a day , but the research shows that the average Dutch person often has enough brushing once. An average brushing also only takes 42 seconds as opposed to the two minutes that are advised.

It is also recommended to clean the teeth after every snack † When brushing is not possible, we recommend a xylitol-containing chewing gum to chew. This prevents the formation of dental plaque, which causes caries bacteria. Caries bacteria cause acid formation and tooth decay.