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Computer Use Might Be Damaging Your Teen’s Oral Hygiene

August 5, 2019
by The Irish News

THREE hours of computer use each day is enough to put a teenager at risk of poor oral health, a new study has revealed.

An examination of more than 1,500 18-year-olds showed those who spend more time on computers are significantly more likely to neglect their oral health. Researchers found those that spent longer on a computer were less likely to brush their teeth, floss and visit the dentist. The results are particularly worrying for boys, where twice-daily brushing dropped below 50 per cent for those with excessive computer use.

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