Diet: Keep sugar to a minimum, any sugary foods or drinks should only be consumed at meal times. Snacks between meals should not contain sugar and acidic drinks should be avoided.
Tooth brushing: Brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride
toothpaste. Tooth brushing is the only effective way of removing plaque from
teeth and gums. Interdental cleaning such as floss/tepe brushes should also be used to remove plaque from in between the teeth. It is essential to remove plaque to avoid gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis).
Toothpaste should contain no less than 1350ppm fluoride.
Visit the dentist: It is important for adults to visit the dentist at least once a year, for children every 6 months due to growing mouth and teeth. Oral examinations are important to help prevent oral disease (i.e. tooth decay, gum disease) and detect early signs of oral cancer.
Fluoride: Fluoride helps to strengthen teeth and prevent against decay. Fluoride can be found in drinking water however West Yorkshire
is not one of these areas. It can be supplemented by fluoride drops for young children, high fluoride toothpaste can be prescribed and mouth rinses for older children and adults.
Fluoride varnish can also be applied by the dentist or oral health educator at routine appointments.
Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking cigarettes, cigars, roll ups and chewing paan or tobacco are all very harmful to the mouth. They are all high risk factors of gum disease (gingivitis/periodontitis) and oral cancer.
Drinking alcohol more than the recommended government amount also increases the risk of gum disease and oral cancer. This is multiplied if you are a smoker.
Visit www.colgate.co.uk for oral health videos showing you the different toothbrushing and interdental cleaning techniques.
A&S Dental Surgeons Ltd
65 Duckworth Lane
Bradford BD9 5EU
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Mon - Thurs 08.30am -5.15pm Friday 08.30am - 1.15pm
If you have a problem outside our opening hours, please dial 111.
We welcome our new trainee dental nurse Areej! She is currently studying through city training services.
Want sparkling white teeth? Please click the link below:
Due to our whitening offer price of £199 being so popular, we have decided to keep this as our permanent price, so now you can have a lovely sparkling smile for only £199! please contact the practice for further information on 01274 541643
BDA Good Practice Accreditation
We are proud to announce that A&S has been re-accredited with our BDA Good Practice Gold Award for 2017.
This is our twelth year of accreditation, for more details click here.
NHS Leeds, Bradford & Airedale Health Promoting Dental Practices Award
A&S have been awarded the highest level (Step 3+) of this local award, which we have held since its inception. Briefly, this award recognises our commitment to preventative dental care; team training and advice on wider health issues such as smoking cessation advice.