Twin Cities Edition

Overtime Hours Linked to Tooth Decay

Connection to Oral Health Decline

aslysun/Shutterstock.com

Researchers from the Tokyo Dental College, in Japan, have discovered a link between excessive overtime work and oral health by comparing overtime hours worked per month with the rate of untreated tooth decay. Of 951 financial workers studied, 13 percent of the men with no overtime hours reported tooth decay, while 19 percent of those working up to 45 hours of overtime per month did. This increased to 27 percent for those working 45 to 80 extra hours per month and exceeded 31 percent for those logging more than 80.

Workers with the most overtime hours were more likely to list “too busy with work” as their reason for leaving decayed teeth untreated. The results came after adjusting for differences in age, education, smoking, snacking, dental visits and oral hygiene.


This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

New Colon Hydrotherapy Center Opens in Lakeville

The Soma Serenity Center, offering colon hydrotherapy, opened this March, in Lakeville. The center is owned and managed by Phoenix Galban, a colon hydrotherapist, and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment on weekends.

Letter from the Publishers

This April we focus on Climate Health Updates and Healthy Homes. According to the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, the eight elements that promote a healthy home consist of having a residence that is dry, clean, safe, well ventilated, pest-free, contaminant-free, well maintained and energy efficient.

Ladies Night Out at International Village in Bloomington

The businesses at the International Village Professional Building, in Bloomington, are hosting a Ladies Night Out, 6 to 8:30 p.m., April 19. Featuring more than 20 local vendors, live music, food and health screenings, the proceeds from this annual event benefit Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, located in Minnetonka, a nonprofit cancer support community founded in memory of Gilda Radner, comedienne and actress from Saturday Night Live.

Brave Endeavors Retreat May 4 – 6

Composure Coaching announces the next Brave Endeavors Retreat will be held from May 4 to 6, at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, in Deerwood.

Hawaiian-Style Massage and Healing Arts Workshop Coming in May

An opportunity to learn Lomilomi, an ancient healing form of massage that originated in Hawaii, begins May 3 at Henderson Healing Hub, in Henderson.

Add your comment: