People have been urged to keep taking care of their teeth during the festive
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation,
said there is an increased risk of eating and drinking unhealthy foods at
"So it's important that we look at establishing a good oral health
routine so that we're not actually doing too much damage to our teeth," he
According to Dr Carter, individuals should brush twice a day - in the
morning and evening - with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes at a time.
He also advised carrying sugar-free gum, as this can increase the flow of
saliva, which encourages plaque reduction and helps teeth to "recover more
His comments came as more than 70 per cent of people polled in a recent
study by Wrigley claimed their biggest turn-off in making a move on a colleague
at a Christmas party would be bad breath or poor teeth.
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Private dentistry news: 8 December 2011