A healthy mouth has an important role in the general health and well-being of people. Poor oral health and many general health conditions can affect a healthy mouth, namely smoking, alcohol misuse and poor diet.
Poor oral health can be prevented, here’s our useful tips to help you maintain a healthy mouth and improve your general well-being:
Top tips on prevention
Cut downon sugary foods and drinks, particularly in between meals. sugar in food and drinks is the main cause of tooth decay.
Look after your teeth and gums – brushing your teeth properly with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, using floss and an interdental brush at least once a day.
Visit your dentist regularly – your dentist will decide how often they need to see you based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums.
To reduce the risk of tooth decay in babies, from six months of age introduce your child to drinking from a cup.
Use a free flow feeder for your child, they are better for teeth rather than valve or sip and seal cups. For more information on feeder cups please visit the child smile website.