Listerine & PDGI Encourage Indonesian Consumers To Take Care More of Dental and Oral Health

BY :PRESS RELEASE

FEBRUARY 02, 2015

Listerine, as one of the leading mouthwash brand, announced its latest study on oral health and its relationship with the Indonesian consumer habits in consuming variety of foods. Through its recent event "A Healthy Mouth Starts With You", in a restaurant in Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday (29/01/2015), Listerine and Indonesian Dental Association (PDGI) educates its consumers the importance of Dental and Oral Health.

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Based on the study involving approximately 947 respondents, with majority resided in several major cities in Indonesia concluded that 89% of the respondents knew that some foods and drinks have a negative impact on oral health, but most of them do not have the regular habit to take care of it.

The results based on Listerine study suggested that food and drinks such as: crackers (80%), tea (78%), chocolate (61%), ice cream (51%), soft drinks (35%), chips (48%), peanuts (54%), coffee (48%), candy (44%). contains a lot of acid (approximately 30%).

Prof.Dr.drg. Melanie Sadono Jamil, MBiomed, Chairman of the Division of Education and Research PB Indonesian Dental Association (PDGI) said, "The mouth is the gateway entry of various diseases, including bacteria that breed in the teeth, mouth and gums. The habit of consuming foods that contain a lot of sugar, acid, caffeine routinely and without good maintenance will cause problems such as cavities, caries, plaque and also stained teeth.

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Olaviana Harahap, Senior Brand Manager, PT. Johnson & Johnson also said, "We observe that the majority of Indonesian people have the lifestyle to enjoy variety of foods and drinks through the culinary richesness of Indonesia, but without the good knowledge of dental care and good oral habits. Listerine invites consumers to become more concerned about oral health so that they can continue to enjoy foods without hesitation.

Together with PDGI, Listerine will further continue these educational activities to several universities in Indonesia and the general public so that the oral health condition of Indonesian society will continue to improve.

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