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Hugh Jackman revealed as Australia’s ultimate ‘tooth crush’

October 9, 2017 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Hugh Jackman may have taken Hollywood by storm, but Aussies just want him to crack that Hollywood smile. The national hero, heart throb, and all-round nice guy has officially been crowned the country’s ultimate ‘tooth crush’ on World Smile Day, followed closely by Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie.  

But if they want to achieve The Boy From Oz’s pearly whites, Aussies need to brush up on their dental care. A whopping 79 per cent of Aussies admit to finding themselves using an old, worn-out toothbrush, and not replacing it anywhere near as regularly as dentists recommend.

The survey, released by eco-friendly, beautifully designed, toothbrush subscription Toothcrush, also reveals that more than half (58 per cent) of Australians think that using their partner’s toothbrush is ‘gross’, yet one in five (20 per cent) have done it before (we’re not judging…okay, maybe just a little).

Toothcrush founder, Annabel Hurman, said:

“Being a Kiwi startup, we know all too well Aussies like to claim our talent as their own — Lorde, Russell Crowe… but when it comes to tooth crushes, it appears genuine home-grown pearly whites are still the preference.

“We launched Toothcrush in Australia recently to make the morning brush a little more fun, colourful, convenient and eco-friendly. On World Smile Day, we’re excited to be able to award the inaugural Toothy Crown to Hugh Jackman.”

 Dr Lewis Ehrlich, of Sydney Holistic Dental, said:

“As time goes on the bristles become less effective, so it’s important to replace your toothbrush with a new one. If you are after a healthy smile, I recommend brushing in gentle circular motions with a soft bristle head to maintain the integrity of the bristles. Gentle brushing will also reduce the likelihood of stripping the gums, which can lead to gum recession and sensitivity.”

Hopefully, Dr Lewis Ehrlich (AKA Australia’s McDreamy dentist) advice will be taken seriously — or Aussie gums are at serious risk of disappearing. A startling 55 per cent of us are using a medium or hard bristled toothbrush, which is known to be damaging to teeth and gums. Only 16 per cent of people are brushing their teeth ‘gently’ like they should.

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