Seven million Brits give cleaning their teeth the brush off, according to new statistics released by the British Dental Health Foundation for Smile Month.
One in five forget to floss and 25 per cent cough all over people and don’t bother washing their hands after going to the loo. The nation’s attitude to oral hygiene is as sloppy as it was two years ago with 15 per cent not brushing their teeth for more than two days; 28 per cent for 24 hours. Poor oral hygiene causes staining, which tooth whitening in London can fix. More worryingly, it can result in tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss.
Brushing before you hit the sack removes food and drink deposits that have accumulated throughout the day. Flossing removes food lodged between your teeth close to the gum lines, which is crucial in the prevention of gum disease. If you’ve been a bit lax with your oral hygiene, take this as a wake up call. As a general rule of thumb, you should be visiting the dentist and the hygienist every six months, brushing twice daily for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day and cutting down on sugary foods and drinks. If your smile is still letting you down in spite of your new found commitment to oral hygiene, then think about having teeth whitening in London to wipe away the last traces of your former slovenly self. Your smile will look the picture of health in no time at all.
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