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Dental health

Looking after your teeth and gums is the key to reducing the amount of dental treatment you need - avoiding gum disease and tooth decay - and keeping your mouth healthy. With the joint efforts of the dentist, the hygienist and you, the patient, fillings and extractions can be avoided or at least kept to a minimum.

When you visit your dentist, he or she can advise on getting your teeth and gums into excellent condition, and work out a plan to help you keep them that way.

This information has been developed in association with the British Dental Health Foundation, a charity set up in 1971 to promote and educate about good dental and oral health.