Dental health

How to look after your teeth

An expert explains how looking after your teeth from an early age can help prevent painful dental problems from developing.

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Find an NHS dentist

How to find a local NHS dentist by phone, online or by text message.

Take care of your teeth

Keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible and keep visits to the dentist to a minimum.

Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, here's how to take care of your children’s teeth.

Dental treatments

What can you expect if your dentist recommends treatment on your teeth?


Braces can transform your smile. Here are the answers to common questions about braces.

10 dental myths exploded

Are white teeth healthier? Is there fluoride in our tap water? Find out the truth behind 10 dental myths.

Dental check-ups

How often you may need a check-up, and what to expect when you visit your dentist.

Teeth cleaning guide

Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste will help keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

Kids' teeth Q&A

Good habits for keeping kids' teeth healthy, including fewer fizzy drinks and less sugar.

Healthy teeth, healthy body

The state of your teeth affects your overall health as gum disease is linked to health problems elsewhere in the body.

Fear of the dentist

Don't neglect your dental health due to fear of the dentist. Here's how to cope with your anxieties.

Types of dental sedation

There are six different types of sedation that your dentist can use during treatment.

Teeth facts and figures

Teeth are vital to our overall health, helping us to bite and chew our food. But how much do you know about them?

Meet the dental team

Who does what at a dental surgery, from the hygienist to the orthodontist.

Lifestyle tips for healthy teeth

Taking care of your general health, as well as your teeth, is the key to keeping your mouth healthy.

Dental treatment abroad

If you're considering dental treatment abroad, do your research so that you know what to expect.

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Tooth decay

A dentist explains how you can prevent tooth decay by not eating sweet things between meals, brushing your teeth thoroughly and visiting a dentist regularly. She describes how damage to teeth is treated using fillings and root canal treatment.

NHS dental treatment costs

Find out which dental treatments are available on the NHS, the costs involved and for which ones you will have to pay privately

Help with dental costs

Find out what you are entitled to and how to get help with NHS dental charges.

NHS dentists

Find information about NHS dental services in England and the charges involved.