Find out about NHS dental services, how to find an NHS dentist and how much treatment costs.
Dental and oral health
Healthy teeth and gums
Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste. Whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush, make sure you brush for about 2 minutes
Floss or use an interdental brush everyday to remove food, debris & plaque that may be lodged between your teeth
Some people might require dentures. Dentures are removable false teeth that fit over your gums to fill in gaps of missing teeth. A person can either have a partial denture to replace a single or a few missing teeth, or have a full denture which replaces all the teeth in the mouth. It is important that you take care of your dentures through regular maintenance and cleaning.
Registering with a dentist
In order to ensure your teeth are regularly maintained, it is important that you register with a dental surgery so that you can have regular check ups.
You can find your nearest dentist on the NHS website.
Once you have registered, your dentist will make an appointment with you every 6 months to check how your teeth and gums are doing.
It is important to try and keep your appointment with the dentist. If you are unable to attend your dental appointment, contact the dental surgery so that you can rearrange the appointment.
If your dentist spots something wrong with your teeth or gums they will recommend a course of treatment. You may be required to attend an additional appointment for any dental work or treatment you require.