A Chinese dentist examines the mouth of a young patient at one of the first private dental clinics in Hefei, central China's Anhui province, 25 November 2006. Private dental practice in China has been growing dramatically in less than 10 years, to over 35,000 clinics and continuing to rise, with some 100,000 dentists in China, meaning one dentist for every 33,000 people, while in a developed country, the ratio is normally 1 dentist to 4,000 people, and in some countries even 1 to 3,000. Photo: Getty

That gurgling is the sound of mouthwash at the top of China’s list of must-buy consumer items

Mouthwash ranked top among 106 consumer goods in sales growth during the first half, according to market research company Kantar Worldpanel

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A Chinese dentist examines the mouth of a young patient at one of the first private dental clinics in Hefei, central China's Anhui province, 25 November 2006. Private dental practice in China has been growing dramatically in less than 10 years, to over 35,000 clinics and continuing to rise, with some 100,000 dentists in China, meaning one dentist for every 33,000 people, while in a developed country, the ratio is normally 1 dentist to 4,000 people, and in some countries even 1 to 3,000. Photo: Getty
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