A study says that around one in five people in the UK don’t brush their teeth before going to work.
Are you one of the 22% of the UK population who don’t clean your teeth in the morning, and if so, why is this?
According to a recent survey, this is more common than we probably think. There may well have been occasions when most of us have done this ourselves, perhaps in a rush to get the kids to school, but this should never become a regular daily habit.
The following are some of the more common reasons that were given by people who fall into this category:
- Ran out of toothpaste
- Too busy watching TV
- Staring at their mobile phone
In addition to this, of course, there is the general rush in the morning, especially if you have a young family to feed and to get to school or nursery.
Get into the habit
Our Ipswich dentists do appreciate that mornings can be difficult. Some of us are simply not morning people and are likely to lie in bed until the last possible moment. The problem when we do this is that, from this point on, everything is a rush and we are likely to forget important things … such as cleaning our teeth!
Missing brushing your teeth once is probably not going to cause any long term harm, but it appears from this study that for some people, this is a regular occurrence. If we skip this part of our morning ritual, there are a number of things that are very likely to happen.
Tooth decay and gum disease