Adults missing at least a quarter of their teeth when they brush

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Half of UK adults (48%) consistently miss brushing at least a quarter of their teeth, a new study has found.

The study found that habits are worse amongst younger generations, with only 29% of those aged 18-34 years old reaching the whole of their mouth when they brush, compared with 55% for those over aged over 55.

It also found that only 61% of adults have never been shown by their dentist or hygienist how to brush their teeth correctly.

‘This survey has revealed some intriguing insights into our oral health regimes and patients’ relationships with the dental health professionals who care for them,’ Professor Elizabeth Kay MBE, foundation dean Peninsula Dental School, said.

‘There is no substitute for good tooth brushing practices when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth, yet it would appear from the survey that there is a lot more that we can all do to achieve this effectively.’

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