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Many people ‘not taking care of teeth’

Posted by Joanne Mellor

New research has shown that over half of dental patients in the UK could improve the way they look after their teeth and gums.

According to the Adult Dental Health Survey, just over a fifth of people (22 per cent) say they floss on a regular basis, while only 31 per cent of respondents said they use mouthwash.

The makers of Eludril mouthwash and Elgydium toothpaste stated this is a worrying trend for the oral health industry and a spokesperson stated it is clear a lot of individuals are not looking after their teeth properly.

“Unfortunately that lack of care is resulting in more people having to visit the dentist for treatment,” they said, adding some of them may have symptoms of gum disease, which in turn can have an impact on their overall health.

A recent report by the Daily Mail highlighted the fact that studies all over the world have linked gum disease to a wide range of other illnesses.

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