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Visiting the dentist

Many of us are a bit lax when it comes to booking dental appointments, but the benefits of going more regularly can be huge. Your dentist can help you look after your teeth and gums, potentially preventing the need for much more serious treatment in the future. They can also keep your smile looking great, which can be a big confidence booster.

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How to deal with dental anxiety

If you feel very worried about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. Around one in every ten people in the UK is thought to have dental anxiety. The good news is that your dentist can take steps to help you feel at ease and to give you further help if needed.


Treating a specific dental problem

If you’re affected by a particular food intolerance, allergy or condition that affects what you can eat, you’ll need to follow your doctor’s advice about the healthiest diet for you. It may be different to the general healthy eating guidelines for everyone.

Keeping your kids’ smiles sparkling

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