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Oral B highlights Britain’s bad dental habits

20th May 2008

Research carried out by Oral B in conjunction with the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) has unearthed a range of poor dental habits that Britons engage in.

Undertaken to mark the beginning of National Smile Month, which runs from May 18th – June 17th, the study suggests that many people put themselves at risk with their poor practices.

These include opening bottles with teeth, ignoring bleeding gums and using items such as lollipop sticks, earrings and hammers to pick at teeth.

“People are putting themselves at risk with these shocking habits – around 85 per cent of people are completely unaware of the link between the health of the mouth and the health of the body,” comments Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the BDHF.

The campaign organisers state that there is a growing body of evidence which suggests that people with gum disease are more at risk of heart disease, diabetes and heart attacks.

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