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Dental health

As you get older it is important to keep taking good care of your teeth and mouth. 

You will now have all your permanent teeth and may well have had some experience of dental treatment such as fillings, X-rays, tooth removal, or braces.

You should continue to see your dentist at least once a year and brush your teeth twice daily.  It is good practise to start flossing your teeth as well as brushing and your dentist will explain this to you.

Free dental care is available on the NHS up until you are 18 and in some circumstances longer, more information on entitlement to free care can be found here: NHSBSA - Check if you are eligible for help 

If you move to a new address you will need to register with a dentist in the local area, you can find a dentist with available spaces here: NHS UK - Find a dentist.

You can also access private dentistry, but you will have to pay for this.

If you have a dental emergency, such as loss of a tooth, bleeding or severe pain from your gums or teeth, you should contact your usual dentist, or for out-of-hours help you can find out more here: NHS UK - How to access a dentist in an emergency or out of hours.

Who can help?

For more advice about oral health speak to one of our team. You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation. **Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays**

Older children (aged 11-19) can ask advice from a school nurse by texting our confidential ChatHealth service on 07480 635 443.

Need more information?

Smoking, consuming high amounts of sugar, poor dental hygiene, drinking caffeinated drinks, oral piercings and sport injuries can all effect your oral health. More information can be found here: Dental Health - teens teeth.

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