With spring break around the corner, many college students will return home for a week. This is a great time to schedule dental check ups. Changes may have occurred with patients' oral care routines while living on their own and managing their own schedules. Below are statistics followed by tips on how to maintain healthy teeth for years to come.
Statistics and Tips
- Studies show more 18-34 year olds are concerned with bad breath than older age groups.
Tip: Brush your teeth twice a day and grab a piece of sugar free gum after meals for that just brushed clean feeling.
- 80% of college students say they have daily stress.
Tip: A lot of stress can be rough on our teeth, so remember to keep an eye on teeth grinding and clenching.
- Cavities pop up on campuses more frequently than people realize. Tooth decay is the most frequent chronic disease in adolescents.
Tip: Help remove food particles that contribute to tooth decay by flossing on a daily basis.
Be Active In Scheduling Appointments
Don't forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist for a routine cleaning, if you have not done so. Maintaining good oral hygiene is important for your health today and for years to come!