Office workers most at risk of poor oral health
“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