Half of Brits 'do not attend annual dental check-ups'

29 May 2012

Many people could be putting their general health at risk, as far as the state of their teeth is concerned.

This is after a new poll conducted by Bupa highlighted that just 53 per cent of people in the UK attend an annual dental examination.

In fact, 14 per cent of respondents went as far as to say that they have not used any of the country's dental services for the past four years at least.

Furthermore, four per cent of those taking part in the survey went as far as to state that they have never been to a dentist at any point in their lives.

These statistics come in spite of the same study also finding that 63 per cent of people feel that bad oral care can have a major impact on their love life and 52 per cent believe that a good set of teeth can boost their chances of landing a good job.

Prime minister David Cameron is hoping to enhance the healthcare services of the UK with plans to introduce a new public rating system for NHS hospitals.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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