Nearly one third of adults in the UK have never visited a dental hygienist according to new research carried out by Tepe.
49% of the survey respondents believed that visiting the dentist on a regular basis was enough to look after their teeth, while 36% felt that visting the dental hygienist was too expensive.
14% rated their oral hygiene as being excellent, so they felt they did not need to visit a hygienist.
However, Elaine Tilling, head of clinical education at Tepe UK, pointed out that just brushing the teeth only cleans 60% of a tooth’s surface.
“These results show that although people feel that their smile is very important to their image, a large proportion of UK adults are prioritising beauty treatments above oral care.”
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