INTERACTIVE: Malaysian teens don't smile for this curious reason

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 20 Mar 2024

A higher rate of teens are choosing not to smile or laugh due to the appearance of their teeth. - FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.

PETALING JAYA: Refusing to smile and missing class – these are just some examples of how poor dental health has affected teens in Malaysia.

Fewer adolescents are brushing their teeth twice a day – from 87.1% in 2017, the rate fell to 82.2% in 2022.

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