It's a bit of a joke amongst our American cousins that British
people have bad teeth, but when comparing Kantar Worldpanel data
from 10 different countries, it's the Russians who brush their
teeth least. It is a close run thing though, Russians brush 11.4
times a week on average, with Brits next at 11.7 times a week.
The Brazilians top the league, brushing 16.6 times a week on
average, followed by Italians (13.4 times a week), China (13.2) and
Poland (13.2). American brush an average of 12.2 times a week.
When looking for reasons why British people brush their teeth
less than some other countries, we can examine the dental problems
people say they've experienced over the past six months. It may be
that Brits are just less concerned about dental hygiene, for
example, only 9.6% of Brits say they've experienced bad breath in
the past six months, the lowest figure from all 10 countries we
studied. British people also record lower levels of tooth decay
than many other countries, 12%, compared to an average of 20%.
Britain also has the highest percentage of people recording 'none
of the above' when given a list of dental problems (34%).
Source : Kantar Worldpanel