Has Lockdown Had An Impact On Our Oral Health?
The pandemic has had a massive impact on our lives, health, and in particular our oral health. We conducted some research in May 2020 during the first lockdown. We’ve just conducted some updated research in March 2021, and the findings are really quite interesting.
62% of adults haven’t seen a dentist in over a year. In May 2020, 46% of adults said they wouldn’t attend a dentist appointment. This is compared to only 18% in March 2021. It seems patients are feeling more confident in their dentist and the cleanliness of dental practices.
Our co-founders, Dr Michael Heffernan and Dr Toby Edwards-Lunn completely agree, "There’s been so much work done by dental teams to ensure patients feel safe and comfortable. It’s really important that patients return to their dentist and make sure their oral health is in the hands of a professional.”
This is especially important because in both May 2020 and March 2021, 27% of adults said they brushed their teeth less during lockdown. This hasn’t changed even almost a year later.
Time to make a change.
Brush your teeth twice a day (no more, no less), and with toothpaste containing fluoride. This stops the build up of plaque, prevents cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Take Dr Heff’s ‘Remarkable Mints’ after every meal to reverse tooth decay, neutralise bad acids, and combat bad breath.
Don’t forget about your dentist. They’re still seeing patients during this lockdown, so if you’re worried about your oral health, or need a routine check up, book yourself a visit today.
Dr Heff's 'Remarkable Mints' are prevention in your pocket.
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