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Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Mouth and teeth

A healthy mouth is important to your overall health, and for eating, drinking, breathing and speaking. Get tips for keeping your mouth healthy here.

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Dental care and teeth cleaning

Tooth brushing stops plaque build-up and prevents cavities. Find out how to brush, floss and wash your teeth and mouth to keep them healthy.

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Halitosis (bad breath)

Halitosis (bad breath) is normal when you wake up. But if it doesn't go away after a while, it can be a sign of another condition.

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Oral sex and mouth care

Mouth sores can be caused as a result of oral sex. If you think you have developed mouth sores it is important to seek medical advice.

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Personal hygiene for children

Good personal hygiene can boost your child's self-esteem, as well as keep them healthy. Find tips and links that will help support your children.

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Gum disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque and occurs when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Learn what to do here.

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Tongue-tie division (infant)

A tongue-tie joins the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Dividing the tongue-tie should allow your baby to feed better and improve oral hygiene.

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Gingivitis

Good oral hygiene helps prevent problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis and bad breath. Learn more about the signs and treatment of gingivitis.

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Tonsil stones

Tonsil stones are small lumps of hardened material that form in the tonsils when debris builds up. Learn about 'tonsilloliths' symptoms and treatment.

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Veneers

Veneers are thin coverings that can make your teeth look more white and regular. Veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin (plastic and glass).

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