Looking after your teeth and gums is vital for a healthy mouth no matter what your age.

More people are keeping their teeth for longer mainly due to an improvement in the use of fluoride toothpaste and regular toothbrushing.

It is important to keep up a good oral hygiene regime. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, visit the dentist regularly and try not to consume too many sugary foods or drinks, especially between meals.

If you have several fillings (restorations), you may want to take a look at the sections of the site on treatments and conditions to find out more.