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Tell me about


At 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.


Dental decay

Tooth decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attack after you have eaten or drunk anything containing sugars.

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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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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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Visiting the hygienist

The hygienist's main work is to prevent and treat gum disease including professionally cleaning your teeth. This is usually called ‘scaling and polishing'.

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Veneers

A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. It can improve features of your teeth.

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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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