01 August 2019
Excessive computer use

Three hours of computer use each day is enough to put a teenager at risk of poor oral health, reveals a new study published by Clinical and Experimental Dental Research.

 

Researchers found those who spent longer on a computer were more likely to consume sugar and 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% for those with excessive computer use.

 

While the internet and computer games can often prove a necessary and important distraction, it is important that children prioritise their health. Brushing twice-daily for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste is the most effective way they can keep their mouth clean and healthy and stay free of dental disease.

 


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