17 March 2015
A brand new survey has revealed two thirds of these over the age of 55 remorse not taking care of their tooth in earlier life.
These residing within the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Eire remorse their previous oral hygiene probably the most whereas extra males remorse not caring for his or her tooth than women1.
Remarkably, from as not too long ago as 1968 multiple in three (37 per cent) of grownup UK residents over the age of 16 had none of their pure tooth. This equates to in extra of 10 million folks by right this moment’s inhabitants. Fortuitously this proportion has now dropped to 6 per cent, however this tooth loss is solely preventable.
To mark World Oral Well being Day [Friday 20th March], Chief Government of oral well being charity the British Dental Well being Basis, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, advises how we will look after our tooth from cradle to the grave.
Dr Carter says: “Regardless of oral well being enhancing considerably in latest a long time many individuals born within the Nineteen Sixties and earlier lived in an period when ora…