Prevention of caries in adults.

This section was adapted from: ‘Delivering Better Oral Health’ a joint publication of the Department of Health and British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry.

We aim to empower our clients to make positive decisions to improve their oral health. The following advice is aimed at achieving this.

Basic care.

  1. Brush twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste.
  2. Use fluoridated toothpaste with at least 1,350 ppm fluoride.
  3. Brush last thing at night and on one other occasion.
  4. Spit out after brushing and do not rinse.

The frequency and amount of sugary food and drinks should be reduced and, when consumed, limited to mealtimes. Sugars should not be consumed more than four times per day.

The use of fluoride mouth rinse is restricted to those with exceptionally high number of decayed teeth.  It is ordinarily not advisable to use these.

Electric or motorized toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes.

The Smile Club.

There are other preventative services that we can offer but these are available only to our smile club or private clients. Smile club members and their children will be offered these services at no additional cost. Private fee per item clients will however incur charges.