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Oral Health Advice

The advice given below has been published by the Department of Health following extensive research and discussion with experts in preventive dentistry and health promotion.

Dental Decay is caused by frequency of sugar intake.

Advice to Adult Patients

Prevention of caries

Periodontal disease (Gum disease) is caused by failing to remove adequately plaque deposits from the teeth and gums, and made worse by smoking and alcohol consumption.

Prevention of Periodontal Disease (Gum disease) – to be used in addition to caries prevention

Oral Cancers in the UK are caused mainly by smoking, chewing certain products, and alcohol consumption.

Prevention of Oral Cancer

If you are at a higher risk of dental ill-health, or your oral health is giving concern, additional measures are advised and these will be discussed with you by your dentist or hygienist

Advice to Young Patients

Children aged up to 3 years

Children aged 3 -6 years

Plus: Dentists should apply fluoride varnish to teeth twice yearly

Children aged from 7 years

Plus: Dentists should apply fluoride varnish to teeth twice yearly

If your child is at a higher risk of dental caries, or is giving concern, additional measures are advised and these will be discussed with you by your dentist.

Evidence-based advice about healthier eating

Principles of toothbrushing for oral health

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