Tesco reveals dental map of Britain

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Research from a survey by Tesco Dental Insurance has revealed Brits are finding it increasingly difficult to find an NHS dentist. The results also show that rising dental costs are putting people off visiting the dentist.

Jeremy Sutton head of Tesco Dental Insurance says, “Given the current economic situation many people are worried about spending money. Receiving important dental treatment is essential to overall health as well as oral health. Premiums for Tesco Dental Insurance start from just ?9.95 a month and can help manage the costs of dentist bills.”

Key findings from the survey:

? 42% of Brits and almost two-thirds of Londoners are put off going to their dentist because of the cost

? 14% of Londoners have paid over ?300 in the past year in dental treatment

? Worryingly, if they badly needed a tooth extraction but couldn’t afford the dental costs, a tenth of people from Nottingham would just live with the pain while those from Cardiff would be most likely to extract their own tooth

? Those in the South East of England struggle the most to find a dentist

? People from East Anglia have fewest fillings

? The Welsh are least likely to visit their dentist

? Scots are most likely to grind their teeth

Tesco Dental Insurance provides low-cost monthly cover that helps to manage the cost of taking care of one’s teeth, covering both routine and unplanned dental treatment. It’s provided by AXA PPP healthcare, one of the UK’s largest medical insurers, so one can be sure to getting quality cover. What’s more, the joining price is fixed for new customers, regardless of the age.

Source: Tesco Dental Insurance, UK

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