Day: November 4, 2021 (page 1 of 1)

Brits cast their vote on the one thing they could not go a day without

Brushing teeth has been ranked top of things Brits could not go a day without doing – according to the findings of a new nationwide poll.
Two-in-three (68%) UK adults say they could not go a day without brushing their teeth, deeming it more than three times as important than exercise (21%), as a daily task.1
Brushing teeth was also judged to be more essential than eating breakfast (43%) and washing (41%).1
The findings are part of new research by the Oral Health Foundation to coincide with National Smile Month – a charity campaign aiming to reduce dental disease by highlighting the importance of a healthy mouth.
Previous research by the charity suggests that as many as 97% of the population brush their teeth at least once per day.2
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation explains the importance of tooth brushing and why is it so necessary.
Dr Carter says: “For most people, the importance of brushing their teeth has been instilled in them s…
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How thumb-sucking can be detrimental for children’s oral health

In this guest blog, Jo Bates, founder of Thumbsie® Ltd discusses the potentially detrimental impact of thumb-sucking on children’s oral health. It was through her own struggles with her daughter Isabel, who tried to give up thumb-sucking eight years ago, that Jo found inspiration to launch Thumbsie®, a tool dedicated to helping children to stop thumb and finger sucking in a positive way. Thumbsie is also a proud sponsor of this year’s National Smile Month campaign which is running from 17 May to 17 June.
The largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health is back – and Thumbsie® are delighted to lend our support.
National Smile Month provides a fantastic opportunity to promote the importance of good oral health to people of all ages and backgrounds. As the Oral Health Foundation said last year, in an exclusive article for Thumbsie’s website, National Smile Month allows us to “engage children on the importance of a healthy mou…
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