Bournemouth, Dorset (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
Millions of Britons are risking gingivitis (gum disease) and more serious medical conditions because they do not brush their teeth every day, warn the manufacturers of Eludril mouthwash and Elgydium toothpaste.
Seven million Britons do not clean their teeth regularly with 14% leaving it 48 hours between brushes, latest data from the British Dental Health Foundation shows.
Some 21 per cent of people polled by the BDHF also admitted that they forgot to floss their teeth.
A spokesperson for Eludril and Elgydium said: “Failing to brush twice a day risks gum disease which can have very serious consequences. It has been linked to heart conditions and cancer.
“Gum disease is fuelled by plaque. If people knew how quickly plaque builds up after a meal and how serious it can be, they would never forget to brush regularly.”
Combating plaque is a never ending battle. Regular brushing is vital to keep plaque at bay because it builds up incessantly.
Plaque is caused by bacteria attaching themselves to the teeth. It starts to harden in two hours. Within 10 days it will have become tough tartar which is much harder to remove.
Regular brushing is vitally important but even the most fastidious oral healthcare regime will not remove every bit of plaque. Some will always remain in difficult to reach places between the teeth.
So it is important to visit the dentist regularly to identify any early signs of gum disease and have the teeth cleaned properly by an oral healthcare professional.
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