Report highlights concerns into Britain’s brushing habits
ONE-IN-FOUR (26%) British adults regularly brush their teeth only once a day, according to findings of a new nationwide poll.
The data has been collected by the Oral Health Foundation and sheds concerns about the number of people willing to skip twice-daily brushing.
The charity is especially worried by the number of people who regularly fail to brush their teeth last thing at night, when the health of the mouth is most likely to deteriorate. Insights from the research show that one-in-four (25%) do not brush their teeth in the evening before they go to bed.
Latest figures show two-in-three (66%) UK adults have visible plaque, almost one-in-three (31%) have signs of tooth decay, and three-in-four (74%) have had teeth extracted.
The examination into Britain’s brushing habits is part of National Smile Month, a campaign by the Oral Health Foundation that aims to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy mouth.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the charity, highl…
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