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One in Four Britons Say They Resorted to DIY Dentistry During Lockdown

January 19, 2021
by Daily Mail


Nearly one in four Britons have resorted to DIY dentistry during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures reveal.

A study of 2,000 adults by the Oral Health Foundation in partnership with Colgate found that 24 per cent of adults had tried to fix their teeth problems at home while 55 per cent of had admitted to neglecting their oral health during the pandemic.

Figures also showed that 19 per cent, nearly one on five, had admitted they were not brushing their teeth twice a day – the bare minimum recommended by professionals.

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