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A third of children don’t brush their teeth every day

A recent survey from Denplan shows how sugar is dangerously damaging your children’s teeth.

A recent survey by Denplan has shown that children’s teeth are being damaged by eating too much sugar and not brushing enough. 

  • A new survey of more than 2,000 parents of children aged 2-11 showed that over a third of children have gone more than a day without brushing their teeth
  • Over 14% of parents admitted their children didn’t brush their teeth for more than two days
  • Over a fifth of parents say their children lie about brushing their teeth
  • The same amount go to sleep before brushing their teeth to avoid the night-time routine
  • More than one in five parents admitted that the sugary sweets and treats they offer children as a reward for good behaviour have the biggest negative effect on their teeth
  • Almost half admitted their children were four or older before they saw the dentist for the first time.

In light of these findings, Denplan is encouraging parents  to take part in the Big Summer Brush-Up, to visit the dentist for advice during the summer holidays, and to practise helpful brushing techniques with your youngsters.

Denplan’s ‘The Little Book of Healthy Smiles’ contains handy tips and advice for you on how to make brushing and cleaning teeth exciting, as well as helping your child to understand the importance of oral health.

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