Mind Your Mouth!
15th March 2021
Pictured at the launch of the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme Mind Your Mouth! survey in partnership with the Irish Dental Hygienists’ Association are Dr Catherine Waldron, Postdoctoral Oral Health Researcher and Linda Phelan, President, the Irish Dental Hygienists’ Association (IDHA). The research, which coincides with World Oral Health Day on March 20th spotlights Irish oral health habits during Covid-19.
It shows that 20% of Irish people are spending less time on teeth due to Covid-19 stress, with 30% experiencing teeth grinding and clenching and 55% delaying dental hygienist appointments. The findings also shows that 38% are flossing and brushing more and 76% are aware of oral health benefits of flossing and chewing sugar-free gum. Pic Julien Behal Photography