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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > February 2017 > BRUSH UPON HE ALTHY TEETH


How often do you clean and floss? Truthfully? According to Dr Ben Atkinswe could all do a lot better at taking care of our dental health


DR BEN ATKINS is a dental practitioner and clinical director of Revive Dental Care in Manchester, and a trustee at the Oral Health Foundation

A recent survey by the Oral Health Foundation discovered one in three of us don’t brush our teeth twice a day, while 7 million Britons regularly skip brushing altogether, citing a ‘lack of time’. It’s cause for concern, but as a nation our oral health has improved a lot; in the late 1960s, 37 per cent of everyone over the age of 16 had full dentures! But we’ve still got a long way to go – 90 per cent of us don’t know how to brush our teeth properly, and five per cent of us never visit the dentist.

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Are you feeling good? Treat yourself to the February healthy magazine, focussing on how you can start the new year looking and being your best self ever. Find 25 nutritious recipes for real happy meals – including quick and filling, goodness-packed dishes. Plus, we investigate why having fun is actually good for yourself. Get #feelgood vibes for 2017 with the new digital edition of healthy.