A FORMER rugby league player is warning people to make sure they look after their teeth.
Ex-Huddersfield winger Joe Cyrus was shocked to find he had been de-registered at his dentists after not making an appointment for two years.
He is now reminding people to keep up to their dental health and make sure they make regular appointment for themselves and their family.
Father-of-four Mr Cyrus, of Norwood Road, Birkby, said he was annoyed after visiting his dentist in nearby Birkby Hall Road to discover his name had been taken off the books.
He says he has not been told of the de-registration, although his eldest son, Andrew, a player with Barnsley Football Club, had.
Government guidelines say a patient's registration with a dentist lapses if they do not attend for 15 months.
Mr Cyrus said: "I'm annoyed I wasn't notified. If there are guidelines they should be followed."
Mr Cyrus, 46, played for Fartown for nine seasons. He has just completed a BSc honours degree in health and sports studies at Huddersfield University.
A spokeswoman from Ian Waite's dental surgery said letters were sent to patients after registration had lapsed. Mr Cyrus's partner and their four sons had been notified.