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Dental health

Welcome to Bupa’s hub of information
on dental health

Popular topics

Gum disease

Healthy teeth and gums

Do your gums bleed when you brush? This could be a sign of gum disease and best to seek advice from your dentist.

Gum disease

Children's toothcare

Child's teeth

Making sure your children look after their teeth from a young age will help them to have a healthy smile into adulthood.

Toothcare in children

Root canal treatment

Dreading a root canal? Modern day techniques and equipment means it's actually a pretty painless procedure.

Root canal treatment

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Feeling anxious?

Does visiting the dentist fill you with fear?

Dental anxiety is common, but it can sometimes be a barrier to people getting dental treatment.

Read about dental anxiety

Are you flossing your teeth correctly?


Flossing can help to remove plaque and small bits of food from areas that brushing can't reach. Watch our animation to learn how to floss your teeth correctly.

How can we help you?

Bupa Health Insurance
Our private health insurance offers cover for diagnosis and tests, treatment and aftercare.

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Bupa Dental Insurance
Get cover for routine dental care, emergency treatment and dental injury with one of our two affordable dental insurance plans.
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Bupa Health Cash Plan
Bupa Cash Plans help with everyday costs like dental and optical expenses. Get a quote today by calling 0500 000 125 quoting ref 3948.
 

Bupa Dental Centres
You don’t need to be a Bupa member to use our complete range of dental services including general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and specialist treatments.
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Bupa dental cover

Bupa Health Cash Plan

Bupa Cash Plans help with everyday costs like dental and optical expenses. Get a quote today by calling 0500 000 125 quoting ref 3948.

Bupa Dental Centres

You don’t need to be a Bupa member to access Bupa’s complete range of dental services.

Find out more

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