It can be easy to forget that bad breath is a common indicator of poor dental health. The most effective oral cleansing regimens, like brushing and flossing, may fall by the wayside when one's daily work or school schedule gets hectic. To encourage people to visit the dentist, a British government agency recently released a public health announcement that focuses on a Twilight-like vampire with halitosis.
The UK National Health Service (NHS) created the video as a response to a recent survey, which found that males between the ages of 16 and 35 are most likely to get their teeth cleaned after being reminded by a partner or their mother, the Telegraph reports.
As a way of reminding all Britons to brush and tweaking them a bit about oral odor, the NHS aired a commercial in which a muscular male vampire's seductive advances are rebuffed by a scantily clad young woman. The reason why? The incubus's mouth is incubating some terrible breath. In the ad, the woman tells him to come back when he's visited a dentist.
Besides going for regular dental checkups, individuals with halitosis may optimize their oral health strategy by including a specialty breath freshening product.