Men are smiles ahead on dental hygiene
15 June 2009
Men spend more on looking after their teeth according to new research from Tesco Dental Insurance.
A third of British women claim they spent nothing on dental treatment over the past 12 months compared to just 27% of men.
Worryingly 45% of women have been put off from going to their dentist because of the cost.
However, men don’t always come out ahead in dental hygiene – they would be three times more likely than women to extract their own tooth if they felt that they couldn’t afford to go to the dentist.
Jeremy Sutton, head of Tesco Dental Insurance says,
“Dental treatment can be expensive, in some cases costing £86 for an extraction*. With cover from just £9.95 a month, Tesco Dental Insurance helps manage the cost and covers for routine NHS and private dental treatment.”
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Notes to Editors:
Survey in conjunction with the British Dental Health Foundation of 1,000 people within the UK.
About Tesco Dental Insurance:
Tesco Personal Finance has teamed up with AXA PPP healthcare to offer the dental insurance products.
NHS dental charges in England and Wales:
NHS dental treatment in England and Wales is charged in three bands regardless of whether you have one visit to your dentist, or a whole course of treatment.
NHS dental charges in Scotland and Northern Ireland:
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, dentists charge per item and patients are expected to pay 80% of treatment up to a maximum limit (£372 in Scotland and £384 in Northern Ireland at the time of going to print).
About AXA PPP healthcare:
AXA PPP healthcare has been helping people access private healthcare since 1940. Today it forms the UK healthcare arm of AXA a world leader in financial protection and provides healthcare cover for individuals and employers, funding for dental care, as well as health information, occupational health and employee assistance services.
Tesco Bank’s goal is to make banking and insurance easier and better value for people who shop at Tesco. Tesco Bank participates in the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board.
Tesco Bank is a trading name of Tesco Personal Finance plc. Registered in Scotland No. SC173199. Registered Office: 2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9FQ