A shocking 6% of British men have gone more than a whole week without brushing their teeth, data from Oral-B reveals.
Women however proved to be the worst daily offenders with nearly 60% admitting skipping brushing before bed.
The survey commissioned by Oral-B highlights the country’s oral care habits to launch National Smile Month which runs until 15th June.
British teeth have long been ridiculed by the rest of the world and it seems we agree – one in two feel that as a nation we have bad teeth.
A change may be emerging as only 43% 16-24 year olds agreed with this statement versus 58% of those aged 55-64.
Bad news for work colleagues as 11% of Brits admitted skipping brushing in the morning whilst 28% revealed that on occasion they’ve not brushed their teeth for a whole 24 hours.
As many as 9% of men admitted not brushing for the whole weekend.
Oral-B ambassador and TV dentist, Dr James Russell, commented on the research: ‘It is frightening to read about the number of people who are skipping brushing on a daily basis let alone for up to a week. Brushing twice a day is such a straightforward way to keep your teeth in good condition.
‘I’d recommend using an Oral-B electric toothbrush as they remove twice as much plaque as a manual meaning the simple process of brushing keeps your teeth as clean as possible.’