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2 May 2014

Prevention of caries in adults

Information from the English Dental Department of health toolkit.

  • Brush twice daily, including just before bed time.
  • Use 1450 ppm fluoride toothpaste.
  • Spit out paste, do not rinse mouth after brushing.
  • Limit sugary food and drinks to meal times only.
  • An oscillating/ rotating power toothbrush could be helpful in improving plaque control.
  • A fluoride mouth rinse used at a different time from tooth brushing, will be helpful to individuals with caries problems.
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