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Brits 'unwilling to discuss oral health'

Dentyl Active

Recent research has shown that the majority of people in the UK are not happy to discuss their oral healthcare with friends.


Conducted by Wrigley, the study found that just nine per cent of people are willing to discuss the matter with friends, while 24 per cent will talk about oral health with their family.


Meanwhile, 95 per cent of the UK of the UK reportedly ignore the effects of eating lunch on their oral health.


Professor Robin Seymour, a periodontologist and spokesman for Dentyl Active, suggested that using a toothbrush with rounded tips is generally best for oral health.


He added: "A good toothbrush should enable you easy access to all surfaces of your teeth. Generally speaking, for adults the easiest toothbrush head to use is about 1.2cm wide and 2.5cm tall."


A soft-bristled brush is also advisable, since tooth enamel and gums could be damaged by brushing too hard with a stiffer brush.

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Private dentistry news: 12 June 2011