Some fun facts and figures about orthodontics….

Did you know ….

  • 20% of adults admit to not brushing their teeth once a day – this includes a third of men.
  • 10% of people admit to regularly forgetting to brush.
  • 42% of adults use only the bare minimum of tools in the upkeep of their dental hygiene – a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • A third of adults have never flossed their teeth.
  • In the UK we spend £5.8 billion on dental treatment.
  • Around 2% of the population have never visited a dentist.

Lovely kid in dental chair with dentist satisfied after repairing teeth


Our teeth here in the UK…..

  • 66% of us have visible plaque – this can only be removed by a dental hygienist.
  • In the UK mouth caner is the 10th most common cancer in men and the 15th most common in women.
  • 74% of adults have had a tooth extracted.



Our kids teeth…

  • Sugar makes up 15% of the daily calorie intake of 4-10 year olds.
  • In England, children and young people drink more sugary carbonated drinks than anywhere else in Europe.
  • Around 40% of children do not visit the dentist annually.
  • Tooth extractions are the biggest reason children are admitted to hospital for general anaesthetics in the UK.



Dental fears in the UK

  • Nearly 50% of adults in the UK have a phobia of the dentist.
  • 12% of this percentage suffer from extreme dental anxiety.
  • Visits to the dentit ranks above a fear of heights, sharing 22% of the vote!



Some extra fun facts…

  • It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
  • 1 in 5 of us cannot remember the last time we changed our toothbrush.
  • More than 50% of us would share our toothbrush with somebody – this breaksdown as 24% with a partner, 18% with our child and 7% to a friend.





If you would like more information about dental hygiene or you would like to arrange a check-up with us here at Cornerhouse, please do not hesitate to contract us.

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