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Oral Hygiene

You don’t need to brush all your teeth… only the ones you want to keep.

You may be interested in reading our free e-book I hate brushing my teeth! for a gentle introduction to this health and hygiene topic.

What is a human tooth?


“Human teeth are small, calcified, hard, whitish structures found in the mouth […] Humans […] develop two sets of teeth, ” (en.wikipedia.org, Human tooth).

Oral Hygiene


  1. Brush your teeth after every meal, at least two times a day.  You don't need to brush all your teeth… only the ones you want to keep.

    You don't need to brush all your teeth… only the ones you want to keep.

  2. Visit the dentist at least twice a year.

  3. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, snacks, sugary foods, and fizzy drinks at all cost.

    Eating a healthy, balanced diet that is high in fruit, vegetables and fibre and low in saturated fat, sugar and salt, alongside being more active, will help you to maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at PHE

    Eating a healthy, balanced diet that is high in fruit, vegetables and fibre and low in saturated fat, sugar and salt, alongside being more active, will help you to maintain a healthy weight and lower your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at PHE

  4. Don’t pierce your lips or any part of your mouth. Many say that piercings is a way to express yourself as an individual, to be cool, attractive, etc., but it can be dangerous.

    Your mouth contains millions of bacteria. When you get a piercing, you essentially have an open wound. It can lead to infection and swelling.

    Oral piercings can lead to infection and swelling

    Oral piercings can lead to infection and swelling

Bibliography: Colgate Kids

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