Oral health

Happy teeth is a NHS run campaign promoting oral hgygiene. They offer helpful information such as how to find a dentist, preventing gum disease, looking after babies teeth and so much more. We have included a few tips below but if you would like to find out more please visit Oral health promotion resources | Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (kentcht.nhs.uk).


For Adults

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste containing 1350-1500 ppm. You should brush your teeth at night and one other occasion.
  • Brush all surfaces of the tooth carefully and the gum line as well.
  • Spit out after brushing but do not rinse as this reduces the effectiveness of the fluoride.
  • Reduce the amounts of sugary drinks and food you eat to reduce the risk of decay.

For children

  • Brush your childs teeth twice a day.
  • Best times to brush teeth are in the morning and evening.
  • Chose sugar free medications.
  • Vist a dentist for a dental check by age one.