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|Dental check-ups 'not a priority' |
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One in every 100 people in Scotland does not use a toothbrush, according to new research.
A British Dental Health Foundation survey found that almost one third of people did not consider dental check-ups to be a priority.
The results revealed that most people in Scotland only brushed their teeth for 45 seconds a day.
|Dentists said dental habits needed to be improved to reduce problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.||Dentists said dental habits needed to be improved to reduce problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.|
The research also found 29% of people in Scotland were scared of the dentist, 3% had never visited a dentist and only 25% brushed their tongue every time they cleaned their teeth.
Experts recommended people brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day.