Over 30% of children every day have some tooth chopped

The 31 percent of children who eat sweets every day have some chopped tooth, according to results of a study by Clinics Vital Dent, on dental hygiene habits of children Spanish, made with data from more than 2,000 children between six and 12 years.

Specifically, the study reveals that 43.6 percent said two or trinkets to take three times a week, 21.4 percent do it once a week, 20.1 percent took sweets from time to time, 13 percent have this habit on a daily basis, and 1.8 per incant not take these products ever.

As for the tooth brushing habits, the results of this survey also show that 88.46 percent of Spanish children said brushing teeth every day, while 11.4 percent do not recognize this periodicity .

The study found virtually no observable differences between boys and girls and that 88.8 percent of girls wash it daily against the 88.5 percent of children who have this habit. Another of the odd facts that emerge from this study is that from age 11 children begin to lose the habit of brushing their teeth every day.

As for the frequency with which children brush their teeth, 58.3 percent of children surveyed do so at least three times a day, 31.2 percent do it twice, and 10.5 percent brush their teeth only once a day. Regarding periodic revisions to the dentist, this study shows that 84.7 percent of Spanish children has ever visited the dentist and, by gender, more girls have come that children, in percentage, 86.5 versus to 83.3 percent.

Also, children who have attended at least once a dentist, 45.2 percent have done buco dental treatment while 54.8 percent went to just check-ups. Also interesting is that 62.8 percent of children who eat candy every day have had some dental work done.

Another aspect that this study examines the frequency with which Spanish children change their toothbrush. Although the ideal is to change the brush every three months, only 38.6 percent of Spanish children says to change the brush with this periodicity, the 18.7 percent it changes every four months, and 42.7 percent does so with a periodicity of six or more months.