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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

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When The Folks Around Here . . .

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. . . get to discussing exercise,

I just tell them I’m into resistance training.

I refuse to go to the gym.

Older Couples Share Dental Habits

Couples who have been together a long time tend to have similar dental habits, according to a study conducted by the University of California and the University of North Carolina.

A person with dental neglect is 32 times more likely than others to have a partner with neglect and a person without neglect is 5.4 times more likely to have a similar partner. Persons who are “in denial” about their oral health are 1 to 1 1/2 times more likely to have a similar partner.

Results of another poll by the Sacramento-based California Dental Association include the following:

— Blue is the most preferred color for toothbrushes;

— 47 percent of Americans wet their toothbrushes before applying paste;

— Americans spend an average of 911 hours brushing their teeth during their lifetimes;

— The average number of dental visits in a lifetime is 142, and

— 4 percent of American adults think they have periodontal disease — in reality, closer to 75 percent do.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 10, 2022 at 2:00 am