Knowing how to have the best oral health can seem overwhelming. So we have gathered the headlines on this page to give you an easy summary of what you need to do for yourself or your family.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
- Include foods such as tea, milk and cheese in your diet.
- Don't smoke.
- Don't drink to excess.
- Brush your teeth after every meal and snack.
- Use fluoride toothpastes, rinses and gels.
- Keep a moist mouth during the day by drinking water and occasionally chewing sugar-free gum.
- Use toothpaste containing baking soda to support saliva action.
- Use floss and interdental brushes regularly.
- Brush and scrape your tongue each night before bed.
- See our hygienist regularly to get plaque and tartar removed.
- Have dental checkups when needed.
- Consider our range of screening and testing procedures to show where you are vulnerable.
- Get plaque and tartar removed regularly when you see our hygienist.
- Ask our advice on using technology to reduce bacteria and neutralise harmful mouth acids.
- If you have mouth pain, or any pain that might be linked to oral health, come for a checkup.
- Report any tooth damage immediately so we can treat it.
To make sure children are developing a well-structured mouth, bring them for regular checks from age two.
If as an adult you have an imbalanced bite or badly functioning teeth, don't assume that because you're older, nothing can be done! Treatment to realign your mouth can often help - at any age - meaning that in future your mouth will function better than it ever has before.