Many oral health diseases (such as gum disease) are entirely preventable and are caused by poor oral hygiene. By taking good care of our teeth, not only will our mouth benefit but the positive changes will be felt by the entire body.
As little back as 1978, the first Adult Dental Health Survey revealed a staggering one in three (37 per cent) Brits had none of their natural teeth. That year the average life expectancy was 73 years old.
Today, as few as one in twenty (six per cent) have none of their natural teeth while life expectancy has grown to around 81 years old.
It is never too late to think about how we care for our mouths. By making positive changes now we can help reduce deterioration of our health when we get older.