Emergency dentistry patients looking to improve their oral health could be interested in the latest news from the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF).
According to the organisation, researchers have established a link between poor dental wellbeing and people who smoke from an early age.
Published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the study revealed that young adults are more likely to brush their teeth less often as a result of their lifestyle choices.
The research, which was led by Professor Sisko Honkala from Kuwait University, comes after previous findings that cited peer pressure as the most important factor in adolescent smoking.
BDHF chief executive Dr Nigel Carter, said: "Multiple unhealthy behaviours, particularly at an age when you are still developing, can have a lasting impact."
Netdoctor advises individuals of all ages to consume a wide variety of nutritious food, including kiwi fruit, celery and sesame seeds, to help maintain overall oral health.