The best way to keep your teeth in health condition is to ensure that you clean them regularly to get rid of any plaque build up.

Most dentists recommend that you clean your teeth at least twice a day. Using a toothpaste containing fluoride is probably a good idea as this provides the teeth with added protection from the effects of acid.

Flossing between the teeth is also a good idea, as is rinsing out your mouth after eating sticky foods.

It is also important to have a regular check up at the dentist – most suggest once every six months to a year.

Unfortunately, even good oral hygiene does not prevent decay as the bacteria congregate in areas inaccessible to brushes and floss.