Top tips for a healthy mouth:

  • Do Drink water especially after acidy foods (fruit juice, vinigarette dressing, wine etc)
  • Do use a fluoride tooth paste
  • Do floss daily or use an interdental brush
  • Do reduce the frequency of your intake of sugary foods
  • Do brush your tongue
  • Do visit your dentist for a regular check up
  • Do have your teeth cleaned professionally regularly by your Dentist or Hygienist
  • Don't over rinse after brushing
  • Don't brush your teeth directly after having fruit juice
  • Don't drink coffee after having fruit juice
  • Don't eat any food or drink anything other than water after you've brushed your teeth at night.
  • Do give up smoking
  • Do work at reducing stress

If you notice any of the following book an appointment with your dentist:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Drifting or loose teeth
  • A funny taste
  • Pain on biting
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold drinks
  • Any swelling of the gums
  • Any persistent ulcer
  • Any persistant tooth pain