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BUPA Public Oral Health Survey

A survey, on behalf of BUPA, of UK adults aged 18+ around dental care habits and attitudes.

The average time UK adults say they think they should spend brushing their teeth according to official guidance from dentists is around 2 minutes (122 seconds). Despite this, half (50%) report spending 1.5 minutes or less, and nearly a quarter (22%) report spending only 30 seconds to a minute brushing their teeth. A fifth of UK adults say they only go to the dentist when they have a problem (20%).

Date Published: 20/03/2018

Categories: Consumer | Food and Beverage | Health | Public and communities | UK

Client: BUPA


ComRes surveyed 2,077 UK adults aged 18+ on 14th and 15th March 2018. Data were weighted to be nationally representative of UK adults aged 18+ by gender, age, region and social grade. ComRes in a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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