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Tooth decay table highlights British trouble spots

7th May 2008

A new survey has revealed the most dentally-challenged areas of the UK, with Sheffield topping the table.

According to an online poll of 2,000 people, individuals living in the Yorkshire city reporting having the most fillings and missing teeth, as well as spending the least time cleaning their teeth.

It was also found that many people residing in Plymouth, Aberdeen and Manchester suffer from significant dental decay.

Commenting on the findings, Genix Healthcare operations director Katrina Hardy said: “It’s amazing to see how many people fail to brush their teeth regularly. This research really highlights which areas of the country really need to improve on their dental hygiene.”

She added that a shortage of NHS places may partially explain why eight per cent of the people surveyed never visit a dentist.

Indeed, according to research conducted earlier this year on behalf of Citizens Advice, millions of adults in England and Wales have not been to an NHS dentist since April 2006, with many saying they could not find one to treat them.

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