Welcome to the home of the British Dental Health Foundation! We are an independent charity dedicated to improving oral health - in the UK and around the world.
The charity provides an exclusive range of dental patient information consisting of frequently asked questions about dental terms and treatment procedures, oral hygiene, and all you need to about in order to take care of your dental health.
The Foundation evaluates consumer oral health care products to ensure that manufacturers' product claims are clinically proven and not exaggerated. Currently there are over 150 approved products on sale in 80 countries around the world.
The dental health blog is exploring the latest news and issues of the heart of dentistry and oral health, includes opinion, comments, facts, tips and information.
Our Dental Helpline, staffed by fully trained oral health experts and dental nurses, gives free and impartial dental advice. We can help you on subjects such as current UK legislation and regulations, NHS and private dental charges.
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.
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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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.
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.
The hygienist's main work is to prevent and treat gum disease including professionally cleaning your teeth. This is usually called ‘scaling and polishing'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.