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National Toothache Day

National Toothache Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of dental and tooth health, as well as share important tips that will help prevent the painful and inconvenient experience of a toothache.

The best way to prevent toothache is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible, by:

  • Having regular dental check-ups
  • Cutting down on sugary foods and drinks by only having them as an occasional treat
  • Brushing your teeth twice a day for about 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cleaning between your teeth using floss or an interdental brush every day

Regular dental checks are an important way of keeping teeth healthy, but we are aware that members of the community have had difficulty accessing dental appointments.

And so, if you or someone you know is struggling to access their dentist, remember that there is no need to register with one specific dentist as they are not associated with where you live, like GPs. If you need to see a dentist, simply search online for an available NHS dentist near you.

If you are suffering with severe toothache, need emergency dental treatment or need to see a dentist out of hours, you can call NHS 111 for advice.