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Great Teeth! Great smile! Great Life!

Establishing good oral hygiene and dietary habits have been proven to be essential to achieving and maintaining, overall physical and emotional well-being throughout life.

Oral Health can affect both physical and emotional well-being as it can impact upon appearance, interpersonal relations, diet, nutrition and speech.

In addition disease of the mouth can affect the rest of the body and is a contributing factor to a number of secondary conditions

The three main factors for good oral health are:
1.Diet

Avoid food and drinks that contain high level of added and natural sugar which may contribute to tooth decay.
The more often sugary foods and drinks are eaten the more likely you are to experience tooth decay.

2. Fluoride

Fluoride protects teeth against tooth decay.
Water fluoridation in optimum levels is the most effective way to allow everybody to have access in fluoride.
Both children and adults benefit from water fluoridation.
The beneficial effect of water fluoridation is additional to that of fluoridated toothpaste.
Fluoride supplements do not provide the same benefit as water fluoridation.

3. Self Care

Twice daily tooth brushing with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothbrush will help protect against tooth decay.
To have a healthy smile, maintain a healthy diet by drinking plenty of tap water, limiting sugary foods and drinks and Choosing healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables and cheese.
Drink fluoridated water if it is available to help strengthen your teeth.