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NHS Dentistry in England
Information for Patients

The dental health of children is much better today than it was 30 years ago. The dental health of adults is also much better. This is mostly as a result of fluoride in toothpaste.

Making just a few simple changes to what you eat and drink and how you brush your teeth can make a big difference to the health of your mouth, gums and teeth.

For example:

  • brushing regularly with a fluoride toothpaste
  • cutting down on how often you have surgery food and drinks
  • not smoking or using other tobacco products
  • drinking alcohol within limits advised by doctors
  • wearing gum shields when playing sport
Visiting your dentist regulary is also very important.

This information tells you about the NHS dental services in England, what to expect when you go to the dentist and where you can get more information. It also tells you about charges for NHS dental services.