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revised October 15, 2015
Student Health 2005: Gauging the health of Peel's youth

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Oral health plays an important role in overall health, quality of life and learning. This section describes Peel students’ attitudes and beliefs about this topic.

  • Twenty-seven per cent of all students brushed their teeth once a day and another 70% brushed theirs twice or more often every day. Close to three-quarters (72%) of students reported they brushed their teeth every night before they went to sleep.
  • In contrast, only 25% of students reported they flossed either most days or every day.
  • Only 7% of all students said they had never been to a dentist.

Chapter 7 - Dental Health (PDF 71KB, 11 pages)


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