Lunchtime brushing of Japanese teeth

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Do you brush your teeth after lunch at work? graph of japanese statisticsThere’s enough people in the office who brush their teeth at lunchtime to block access to the sinks, so I was interested in this recent survey from iShare into brushing teeth in the office to see how widespread such habits were.

Demographics

Between the 10th and 13th of May 2010 498 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 56.2% of the sample were male, 31.5% in their twenties, 33.1% in their thirties, and 35.3% in their forties.

Some of the top reasons for brushing at work were to protect against decay or bad breath, and people not liking the feeling if they don’t brush. For the non-brushers at work, they said they didn’t have time, it was too much bother, they don’t have a toothbrush at work, there’s nowhere to brush, and they didn’t like brushing in the toilet.

I don’t bother brushing at work for probably most of the reasons listed above; at home I rarely brush, but instead I usually chew gum.
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Electric toothbrush usage in Japan

Have you used an electric toothbrush? graph of japanese statisticsAfter mentioning in a survey earlier this week about how smoking was my second-favourite survey topic, along comes this survey from DMSDRIVE Research Inc on my favourite topic in Japan, tooth care, in particular electric toothbrushes. As a bonus, this survey also touches on the use of this equipment by smokers.

Demographics

Between the 20th and 27th of August 2008 9,029 memebers of the DIMSDRIVE monitor group completed a private online questionnaire. 51.6% of the sample were female, 1.2% in their teens, 13.4% in their twenties, 33.8% in their thirties, 29.9% in their forties, 14.9% in their fifties, and 6.8% aged sixty or older. As a bonus statistic, 27.2% were current smokers, 19.3% ex-smokers, and 53.5% had never smoked.

Note that Sunstar make cheap-and-cheerful battery-operated toothbrushes that they sell alongside their manual counterparts in almost all pharmacies and supermarkets, where as all the other manufacturers make proper brushes.

I have a Braun Oral-B that I bought with points from a credit card, but I only use it at the weekends as cleaning and drying after every use during the week is too much bother!
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