1. Use FLUORIDE toothpaste. In the North West everyone should use toothpaste with at least 1350 ppm fluoride.
  2. Use a very small dash of toothpaste for children under 7 years of age
  3. Sugar free chewing gum can have a beneficial effect on teeth by increasing salivary flow during chewing. This helps to neutralise plaque acid.
  4. Check the toothpaste is sugar free – some herbal toothpaste may not be
  5. If your teeth are sensitive, a sensitive toothpaste with fluoride may be brushed onto or applied directly onto the sensitive area
  6. Avoid abrasive toothpastes such as smokers toothpaste