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Keeping teeth and gums healthy

Throughout our lives, we need to make sure that we all look after our oral health. This means keeping a healthy mouth, teeth and gums.

The best way to protect you and your family’s teeth is to brush them at least twice a day and go for regular check-ups at the dentist.
 
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Babies should be registered at a dentist when their first teeth come through.
If you don’t have a dentist yet you can find a dentist here on the NHS find a dentist search tool.

Children's teeth

From brushing their first tooth to their first trip to the dentist, a regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health

Follow these tips from the NHS and you can help keep your child's teeth decay-free.

Help towards dental costs

You do not have to pay for NHS dental services if you're:

  • under 18, or 19 and in full-time education
  • pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist (but you may have to pay for any dentures or bridges)
  • receiving low-income benefits, or you're under 20 and a dependant of someone receiving low-income benefits

The NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS) may provide help with some of the cost of your dental care if you have a low income but do not qualify for free dental care.

Find out more:

NHS Get help with Dental Costs

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