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General Advice & Diet

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Overview

We all like a snack every now and then, but it's easy to find yourself snacking too often. But too many sweets, chocolates, crisps and other snack foods can really harm the health of your teeth.

It's important for all of us, particularly children, to eat these foods in moderation. And if you keep them as occasional 'treats', they become more enjoyable!

Instead of sweets and 'junk food' between meals, why not try fruit, raw vegetables, sandwiches or unsalted nuts? If you find you are eating snacks more out of habit than actual hunger, sugar-free gum makes an ideal replacement, as it helps you to produce more saliva which neutralises plaque acid.

Toothbrushing

It is important that you use a good quality toothbrush which is replaced regularly. Toothbrushes with worn bristles don't remove plaque as effectively.

Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, ensuring that all surfaces of your teeth and your gums along the gumline are brushed. We also recommend regular flossing.

If you require any further advice about oral hygiene, contact us to make an appointment with our hygienist.

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