According to a new survey from the British Dental Health Foundation, as many as seven million people in the UK regularly forget to brush their teeth and around one in five Britons fail to floss.
The poll was part of the National Smile Month campaign run by the British Dental Health Foundation, which was established in 1976 and aims to educate British consumers on the benefits of taking good care of their oral and dental health.
Another alarming conclusion from the study was the fact that overall, attitudes towards oral hygiene have not improved over the past two years. Research from 2011 showed similar results. Back then, 28% said they did not brush their teeth at least once a day and 15% admitted they did not clean them for more than 48 hours.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, commented that these findings were surprising because they revealed a huge proportion of the UK adult population ignored even the most basic oral hygiene care.
People should know that skipping brushing their teeth in the morning or evening is a serious risk for future problems, such as gum disease or tooth decay the biggest cause of tooth loss, he added.
Three key rules for good oral hygiene:
- Brushing teeth twice a day for at least two minutes
- Reducing their intake of sugary food and drinks
- Paying regular visits to the dentist
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According to a new poll from marketing research company ICM, good health is one of the key factors that make Britons happy. Yet despite knowing how crucial good health is, many ignore taking the best care of their oral health.
The survey polled more than 2,000 respondents and found that one in ten Britons was only concerned about their oral health when visiting a dentist. A further 27% only thought about their oral health occasionally, the poll revealed.
Dental health is of the utmost importance Dental health and oral hygiene play a huge role in the overall health of an individual.
However, millions of Britons skip dentist appointments in order to go out and have fun.