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Oral health overview

From bad breath to oral cancer, mouth problems can range from embarrassing to life threatening. However, simple measures, like brushing teeth after eating, flossing and a regular check-up at the dentist can help prevent cavities, gum disease and other oral problems.

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Smoking, heavy drinking, poor diet and the human papilloma virus (HPV) are contributing to a large rise in the number of mouth cancer cases in the UK, experts say.

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Teeth and gum care

Looking after your teeth is important to help avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Avoiding gum disease is important for your general health too as it has been linked to conditions such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease.



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How should I care for my teeth and gums?

There are four basic steps to caring for teeth and gums:

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