Hive Business brings together the UK’s most ambitious dental businesses with the most qualified industry experts, and they have conducted a ground-breaking survey into the state of the UK’s dental hygiene as part of National Smile Month. The results have left dental experts horrified.
Dental hygiene is incredibly important, not only to ensure we can show off our pearly whites, but because poor oral health has a direct negative impact on overall health, even being linked to serious health conditions like heart attacks and dementia.
With that in mind, it is safe to say that meeting the basic requirements needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy, like daily brushing, would be something we’d expect everyone to keep up with. However, the results of a new survey show that getting cavities from eating too many sweets may be the least of the UK’s worries as a nation…
Hygiene Shocker: 39% of 25-34-year-olds brush their teeth less than once a week!
The recent survey on dental hygiene habits from Hive found that 39% of 25 to 34-year-olds brush their teeth less than once a week.
This disturbing discovery was also confirmed in many other recent studies, which suggest that dental hygiene often takes a back seat for people with underlying health concerns. Moreover, over 30% of people admit that they forget about brushing. It is pretty common for people to allow other health issues to take precedence over their dental health.
Mouthwash horror: 36% of 35-44-year olds reveal they have NEVER used mouthwash!
Studies show that 36% of 35-44-year-olds notice their breath when meeting others for the first
time. And that can be problematic since over a third of 35 to 44-year-olds have never used mouthwash.
Mouthwash is a vital part of any oral care routine and can help decrease cavities and strengthen the enamel.
Is sharing caring when it comes to oral hygiene? 28% of respondents reveal they’ve shared their toothbrush at least once.