A third of adults in the UK do not brush their teeth for long enough because they get distracted or are too busy.
Running late or rushing to get ready are the main reasons why many people cut their tooth-brushing time short, followed by getting distracted by children or phones.
Women are far more likely to get distracted than men while people in their sixties were more likely to brush for the recommended two minutes according to a survey by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Not brushing your teeth long enough means that your teeth are not cleaned adequately which can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Everyday care is very vital and your toothbrush is one of the best weapons against decay and gum disease.
It is recommended that everyone brushes their teeth for two minutes twice a day, especially at bedtime using a flouride toothpaste. In addition to brushing, it is recommended that you floss your teeth or use interdental brushes to remove the debris from between your teeth.
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