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Teeth and Oral Health

Good dental and oral health is important for everyone. Oral diseases, such as caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease, can impact on the body’s general wellbeing. What’s more, a healthy mouth is essential for tasting, chewing, swallowing and speaking, as well as preventing oral pain and discomfort.

Together with a well-balanced diet and regular visits to the dentist, a good oral hygiene routine is vital to maintaining a healthy mouth. Here are some tips:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste – last thing at night and one other time during the day
  • After spitting out toothpaste, try not to rinse your mouth so that fluoride from the toothpaste continues to work
  • Limit the amount of sugary food and drinks you consume to mealtimes only and no more than four times a day

Your dentist and dental hygienist will be happy to provide you with personal advice about good oral care.