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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.


Caring for my teeth

A smile can be a great asset and because this is so important, it makes sense to give your teeth the best care with a simple yet effective oral hygiene routine.

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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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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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Gum disease

It remains the major cause of tooth loss in adults but with proper oral care it can be slowed down to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life.

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Tooth whitening

Very few people have brilliant-white teeth. Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.

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Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the last to come through, right at the back of the mouth. They usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25, although sometimes they can appear many years later.

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