Schools in the United Kingdom have been ranked as the worst for educating children about their oral health.
According to the findings of a new YouGov survey, less than one in three (29%) British children aged between five and 16 are given lessons about the importance of good oral care.
The research highlights how far UK schools are falling behind when it comes to teaching young children about looking after the health of their mouth.
Mexico top the global list, where more than nine in ten (93%) school children are being taught about the importance of oral health.
The UK are also significantly behind the United States (53%), Australia (54%), Germany (69%), China (77%), Brazil and India (91%).
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, says it is a failing of the government and calls on ministers to give oral health a more prominent place in the curriculum.