Oral Hygiene Statistics

  • Statistic 1: The American Dental Association’s recommendation is to brush twice a day for 2 minutes each brushing
  • Statistic 2: 1 in 4 adults don’t brush twice a day
  • Statistic 3: The average person only brushes 37 seconds
  • Statistic 4: 42% of Adults just use a toothbrush
  • Statistic 5: 1 in 10 admit they regularly forget to brush their teeth
  • Statistic 6: 31% of adults use mouthwash
  • Statistic 7:1 in 4 adults have never used mouthwash
  • Statistic 8: 66% of adults have visible plaque
  • Statistic 9: Only 50% of Americans floss daily
  • Statistic 10: Teeth/Smiles are rated the second most important attraction feature, after personality, and the most important body feature surveyed (including body shape, height, hair, face and eyes). In contrast, nearly half the population are unhappy with their teeth (48%) with discoloured teeth (64 per cent) the main reason for being unhappy
  • Statistic 11: 92% of adults 20 to 64 have dental caries (decay and crumbling of teeth) in their permanent teeth
  • Statistic 12:·  One in three people have never flossed their teeth