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Oral treatments and dental health


A woman brushing her teethAt the British Dental Health Foundation, we understand the importance of a healthy mouth. That's why we continue to provide expert, independent and impartial advice on all aspects of oral health.

Our "Tell Me About" range of oral health information is the most widely read of its kind in the world. All the information here is Plain English Approved, in a simply Q&A format and produced and reviewed by qualified dental professionals.

Our A - Z library of oral health advice and information can help you rediscover your smile and help improve the quality of not just your oral health, but your overall health too.


Diet

A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and fresh fruit and vegetables can help to prevent gum disease. Gum disease can lead to tooth loss and cause bad breath.

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Dental eorsion

Erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acid attack. Enamel is the hard, protective coating of the tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath.

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Sensitive teeth

Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can last for several hours. Can be a sign of more dental problems.

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Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth, to their first trip to the dentist, a child's oral health plays a key part in their early year's wellbeing and improves quality of life later on.

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My fear of the dentist

Being ‘afraid of the dentist' may mean different things to different people. It will probably help if you work out just what it is that worries you most.

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Smoking and oral health

Most people now know that smoking is bad for their health. Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and - more seriously - mouth cancer.

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