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Bad Breath

Bad breath is a very common problem that a lot of us are scared to address, but sometimes the solution can be very simple. Read more

Children's teeth

Getting the younger members of the family into good oral health habits early can make them much easier to maintain in the future. Read more

Caring for my teeth

A healthy smile can be a great asset and it is because of this that it makes sense to give your teeth the best care possible. Read more

Dental care for mother and baby

It is important that a mother looks after the oral health of her baby and also that of herself, especially during pregnancy. Read more

Dental care for older people

With the right home care, day-to day oral health routine and help from your dental team, it is possible to keep your teeth for life. Read more

Dental care for people with special needs

Everyone deserves and needs quality dental care. However, some people need special facilities or services to have this care provided. Read more

Denture cleaning

It is important to treat your dentures like you would treat your natural teeth, with the general rule being: brush, soak and brush again. Read more

Diet and my teeth

To reduce tooth decay, it is important to have sugary foods or drinks just at mealtimes, limiting the time your mouth is at risk. Read more

Drugs, alcohol and your oral health

Drinking alcohol and taking drugs can have an adverse affect on the health of your teeth and gums. Read more


Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and in all drinking water, the amount of which varies from area to area. Read more

Healthy gums and healthy body

Some of the many problems which may be caused or made worse by poor dental health include heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Read more

Living with my brace

From speaking to eating, playing sports as well as musical instruments, we give you easy-to-follow advice on living with your brace. Read more


A mouthguard is a specially made, rubber-like cover which fits over your teeth and gums, protecting them from injury when playing a sport. Read more

My fear of the dentist

Dental anxiety is quite common but the good news is that more and more dentists now understand their patients' fears. Read more

My teeth

Your teeth have so many uses. They help you to cut up and chew your food, help you to talk and also give your face its shape. Read more

Oral care products

From toothbrush to mouthwash, interdental brushes to tongue cleaners, we answer all your questions about a variety of oral health products. Read more

Paying for dental treatment in the UK

Learn about the differences between being an NHS and private patient, along with the most common forms of payment. Read more

Preventive care and oral hygiene

Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy mouth and means you need to have less dental treatment. Read more

Smokeless tobacco

Smokeless tobacco can harm both your oral health and overall health by increasing the risk of mouth cancer, heart disease and strokes. Read more

Smoking and oral health

Smoking cannot only damage your general health, it can also have serious consequences for the mouth, gums and teeth. Read more

Sugar free chewing gum

Chewing sugar-free gum helps protect your teeth and gums in between meals when it may not be possible to brush with a toothbrush. Read more

Teens' teeth

A healthy smile is important for meeting people and making friends. It can also boost confidence, helping you feel good about yourself. Read more

Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. Read more

Visiting a dental hygienist or dental therapist

Dental hygienists are specially trained to work as part of the dental team, to give care to patients, with a preventive approach. Read more