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Avoiding frequent sugar intake, together with careful brushing, and regular appointments with a hygienist will for most people maintain good dental health.
Some patients are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum problems, and require a higher standard of home care, as well as more professional involvement.
People are now keeping their teeth for longer, and this along with the effects of dietary acid from e.g. fruit means that many patients now present with wear related problems – erosion – abrasion and attrition.
It is thought by many, that reducing oral bacteria and maintaining good oral hygiene can significantly reduce the risk of cardiac disease.
People who smoke need to be aware of the risks to their teeth and mouth.