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Brits take their toothbrush everywhere they go

18 June

Whether wandering the Great Wall of China, camping out in the wilderness or flying long haul to the other side of the world, there is one travel essential the British apparently always bring with, no matter where they go: their toothbrush.

A national survey, commissioned by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) as part of National Smile Month, questioned 2,000 people about the most unusual places in which they have brushed their teeth. Answers revealed exotic places like Yosemite National Park in California, the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Australian Outback. Other exceptional choices for cleaning one’s teeth included a bomb shelter in Israel and a delivery room while their partner was giving birth.

Although some of the answers certainly draw a smile, the results showed that most people did not neglect their oral hygiene habits while out and about. Consequently, the most popular tooth-cleaning places were planes, trains and automobiles.

Dental Tribune International June 2015