How much do you spend on your teeth?
A new survey has shown that us Brits are spending just short of £200 every year to keep our teeth and gums fresh and clean. We spend almost £17 every month on dental products including toothpaste, brushes/brush heads and mouthwashes. The £17 also includes extras including sugar free chewing gums and floss too! But how much do you spend on your teeth?
Step it up, ladies!
Men spend more monthly on their oral health care routine than women, spending an average of £20 every month on oral health products, compared to women who spend only £13. Does this mean men are taking better care of their teeth than women? Or does it mean that women already take good enough care of their teeth and that men are playing catch up with fancy mouthwashes and whitening toothpastes? We’ll let you decide on that one.
Where in the UK spends the most?
Unsurprisingly, Londoners are the ones spending the most on their teeth. Every month, Londoners are spending an average of £25 on their at home oral health routine. A stark contrast to those in Leeds and Sheffield, spending a mere £7.81 and £7.46 respectively.
If I spend more, will I have better teeth?
Not necessarily. It’s important to remember that just because you spend more doesn’t mean your oral health is better. Supermarket brands of toothpastes, mouthwashes and floss, can be just as effective as the big name brands out there. We are often drawn to name brands because we see their fancy adverts on tv. We see the labs, and the animations of bacteria and brushing and we automatically think ‘that’s the best brand’. While they may undergo extensive laboratory research, it doesn’t mean that other brands are not effective.
A good oral health routine.
A good oral health routine isn’t dependent on fancy products. It depends on having products that you use effectively. Are you using the products correctly and at the right time? If so, then it won’t matter how much you spend on your teeth. What does matter is that you’e brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and visiting the dentist at least twice a year.
Can you help me find a dentist?
Yes! We can. Head to our website www.defactodentists.com or hit the button below and a simple location search will find all of the practices near you. Then, browse your options and select the one that best suits your needs. It’s really that simple!