Tips for convincing patients to brush their teeth

It's the age old question thrown at dentists: How long should I brush my teeth for? Although the NHS recommends that we should all brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes, and most dentists agree with that (or suggest three minutes instead) studies show that the majority of people only brush for 30-45 seconds.

NHS "prevention-focused" dental care

The UK government announced that more NHS dental practices will be joining a scheme for prevention-focused dental care following successful results where it has been tested. Up to 50 practices in England will be selected to join the 73 currently testing a new approach to dental care, which incentivises dentists to offer full oral health assessments and self-care plans on top of traditional treatments.