60% of Spanish families spend less than 90 seconds brushing teeth

60.5% of fathers and mothers admit to brushing their teeth at least twice a day and 4 out of 10 admit to renewing their toothbrush once a year, when they remember or it is in poor condition.

Spanish families do not comply with the correct oral hygiene measures. 60.5% of parents acknowledge brushing their teeth at least twice a day. Specifically, only 4 out of 10 families claim to practice this habit twice a day and 60% of households spend less than 90 seconds brushing teeth compared to the 3 minutes recommended by professionals.

When asked about how often they change their brush, 4 out of 10 families claim to renew it only once a year, when they remember or it is in poor condition. Aspects that reveal insufficient oral hygiene that could be linked to common problems such as tooth decay, bleeding, or gum inflammation.

These are some of the conclusions that emerge from the study «#FamiliasDeOtraPasta» on the oral health of parents and children carried out by Fluocaril –expert brand in oral care anticaries– with the aim of analyzing habits, perceptions and trends of oral health of Spanish families and offer a program of good practices. To do this, the brand has conducted a survey of 600 fathers and mothers – aged between 25 and 55 years with young children between 2 and 12 years old. According to the data, 8 out of 10 respondents are satisfied with their oral care but admit that there are aspects that could be improved.

Caries, generalized infectious disease
According to the study, in 9 out of 10 households a member of the family has suffered tooth decay, this problem being the most common among adults (87%) and its prevalence in 41% of children also stands out.

To prevent its appearance, the World Health Organization recommends the daily use of toothpaste with fluoride and, in this sense, almost half of those consulted take into account the high level of fluoride for the protection of cavities. In addition, experts also suggest using other complementary treatments. Only half of Spanish families combine brushing with fluoride rinses, and its application is still not very regular in society. Only 1 in 10 respondents indicate rinsing once a day.

Thus, the range of Fluocaril products developed with a bifluorinated formula allows a double anti-caries action. It acts immediately – the fluoride fixes directly on the enamel as well as on the dental plaque – and effectively, even after brushing.

In addition, among other oral health ailments, gum bleeding stands out (63% of adults), followed by 49% suffering from inflammation – gingivitis. Regarding the profile of people with oral problems, the survey shows that in Spain the incidence is similar between fathers and mothers, although it affects them to a greater extent.

Families of other pasta
From the milk teeth to the wisdom teeth, the care of the teeth and their protection is a gesture that should be present in the routine of families. With the aim of promoting correct oral hygiene in Spanish homes and preventing the onset of diseases, Fluocaril presents the #FamiliasDeOtraPasta initiative.

Through the website -familiasdeotrapasta.es-, the brand offers a guide of good practices, with recommendations, techniques and measures to adapt a correct oral health on the part of parents, mothers and children. Thus, tips such as the use of soft hardness toothbrushes to prevent wear on the gums and enamel or the use of other products that complete the cleaning stand out.

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