A new survey carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation has found that seven million Britons do not clean their teeth regularly.
The survey also found that some 21% of those surveyed also forgot to floss their teeth. In addition, one in seven people admitted to going two whole days without brushing their teeth.
AdvertisementThe results of the 2013 survey are alarming as they show that people's attitudes towards oral hygiene have not changed since 2011 when a similar survey found that 28% did not brush their teeth even once during 24 hours.
"It is troubling to learn that people still have a poor attitude when it comes to their oral health," said Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation. "Anyone who regularly skips brushing their teeth morning or night is storing up oral health problems for the future such as tooth decay and gum disease - the biggest cause of tooth loss."
The survey also found that more than 7.5 million adults in the UK forgot to shower daily.