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Only 45% of Britons know good oral care lowers CVD risks, GSK has found

New research from GSK Consumer Healthcare and Ipsos has revealed that only 45% of British consumers know that good oral care can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The survey was conducted online from February 17-26 and gathered responses from 500 people in Great Britain.

It also highlighted that only 40% of consumers in Great Britain were aware of the link between oral healthcare and diabetes and the impact it has on controlling blood sugar levels or managing diabetes.

Furthermore, the research found that 29% of consumers in Great Britain are also unaware that good oral health can support a healthier pregnancy.

Jonathan Workman, GSK Consumer Healthcare area general manager for Great Britain and Ireland, said that GSK wants “to support healthcare professionals across dentistry and pharmacy professions to educate consumers on the wider benefits of oral healthcare, outside of the mouth”.

“By drawing a stronger light on the wider benefits of good oral healthcare and regular visits to the dentist – as part of a holistic self-care routine – our ambition is to further relieve pressure on our health services,” Mr Workman added.

Pharmacy teams can visit the GSK Health Partner website for more information and advice

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