Research conducted by TePe, the Swedish manufacturer of interdental brushes, revealed that Brits are ignoring niggling health issues, despite the impact it can have on their quality of life. 3 in 10 of us would put up with a persistent headache for over a week and over half (52%) would not seek medical help for persistent bad breath. Perhaps most interesting is that a third of new mothers are neglecting their teeth and oral care regime as they adapt to their new lives of raising a child.
Clinical Education Manager for TePe, Elaine Tilling said: “Practicing good oral hygiene after pregnancy is extremely important to maintain good overall health. It’s an excellent time to enhance what you’re doing in terms of your oral health as you begin to focus on the health of your baby, which is an added incentive.”
The new research also reveals that ¼ of women will develop gingivitis at some point during their pregnancy.
Elaine Tilling further adds: “Women must be extra vigilant with regards to their oral care routine during pregnancy as they also become more prone to systemic inflammation due to their enhanced response to hormones. Women are advised to take up free dental care in the first trimester because of pregnancy gingivitis, so upping your oral care regime to avoid infection is very important”.
Research: Research conducted by Censuswide on behalf of INNOVO. Surveying 2,083 general consumers, 17th -19th May 2017– unless otherwise marked, all research relates to this reference.
*Reference for marked research: OnePoll, 2,000 respondents, British women [March 2017].