Office workers most at risk of poor oral health

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By Timberlake Dental curated from Dental Tribune

Almost half of the dentists who responded to a recent survey believe that people who eat many small meals and snacks are more likely to develop dental health issues than those who eat three complete meals a day…

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A survey of UK dentists has found an indication, for patients in the UK, that people who eat several meals a day, basically snacking, are at a higher risk for dental health issues than those who eat only 3 meals a day.  The survey was conducted with funds provided by the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme.  Wrigley is a chewing gum manufacturer.

The experts theorize that this may be the result of the chemical environment in the mouth, which has a chance to stabilize if enough time is provided in between meals.  Whatever the cause, this is a wake-up call for the office worker who hurriedly snacks through the workday.

Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, Cosmetic and General Dentistry, Denton, TX