Friday 22 November 2019

One quarter of people regularly go a whole day without brushing their teeth

A British study found that more than 25pc of people can let 24 hours pass between each brush.

The study found that 25pc of people can go 24 hours or more without cleaning their knashers
The study found that 25pc of people can go 24 hours or more without cleaning their knashers

Patricia Murphy

A quarter of people frequently let a whole day pass without brushing their teeth, a British study into Oral Hygiene has revealed.

The study found that 25pc of people can go 24 hours or more without cleaning their gnashers which allows for a plaque build up and increases the risk of decay.

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The grim findings also established that more than 15pc of those surveyed have used the same tooth brush for over a year despite dentist recommendations that the instrument should be replaced at least every three months.

TePe, who conducted the study, found that you shouldn’t trust others when it comes to your toothbrush either, as 7pc of people admitted to using someone else’s to freshen up their gob on location.

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Meanwhile, one fifth of the study’s subjects admitted to regularly using their finger and a means to clean their teeth.

The eye-opening research was conducted to celebrate World Oral Health Day which falls on March 20.

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