Millennials may be successful in many ways, but they are failing when it comes to cleaning their teeth, a new study shows.
Research commissioned by Hello Products, an oral care start-up, found that only 30 percent brush their teeth just once a day. Of the 2,000 Americans surveyed, the average person had gone more than two days at a time without brushing their teeth at least once a day.
“While most of us know that professional dental care is important for our overall health, visiting the dentist can still be a nerve-wracking experience for some,” said Craig Dubitsky, founder of Hello Products, to SWNS.
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Of the group, 62 percent said were too afraid to visit the dentist, with millennials more likely to be afraid of the dentist than any other age group.
In fact, many of those polled said they would rather face their fears of public speaking than take a seat in the dentist’s chair.
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Even more surprising, 33 percent said they would rather go without sex for a month than undergo a dental procedure.
But studies have connected good oral hygiene to healthy people.
“Research has shown that there are many linkages to oral health and your overall health,” said Dr. Lawrence Fung, founder of Silicon Beach Dental.