Daily routine should include oral hygiene, says BDHF
Individuals looking to make improvements to their oral health in a bid to prevent emergency dentistry could benefit from recent advice from the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF).
The organisation has urged members of the public to take note of their daily routines in a bid to establish how they can improve the condition of their teeth and gums.
Its advice comes after researchers from the Office for National Statistics discovered that 18,000 UK residents missed work in the final quarter of 2010 as a result of mouth and dental problems.
For this reason, the BDHF's chief executive Dr Nigel Carter has recommended small changes to dental hygiene routines in a bid to eradicate the need for sick days.
"It is wholly better if you stick to three square meals a day, but if you do snack, select savoury snacks such as cheese, nuts, breadsticks and raw vegetables," he added.
Healthyteeth.org urges members of the public to use dental products containing fluoride in order to strengthen teeth and protect the natural layer of enamel.