Inside the mouth – Permanent teeth. Missing teeth, extra teeth. Shape and colour of teeth. Wisdom Teeth. Cavities, gum inflammation, ulcers and tooth wear – acid erosion and attrition (grinding teeth).
Lifestyle, Health and Wellbeing – General health. Medicines. Special needs. Hormones. Stress, mental health and wellbeing. Drugs, alcohol, smoking and vaping. Sports, social and screen time.
Oral Hygiene – Toothbrushing. What to use and when. Cleaning between teeth – what to use and when. Other aids for maintaining oral health. Cleaning orthodontic appliances, retainers and other dental appliances – what to use, when and how to use them. Oral hygiene for fresh breath.
Diet and Nutrition – Eating well for young adults. Mealtimes. Snacks. Drinks including energy and power drinks. Eating/drinking before bed.
Professional dental care – General dental care. Professional mechanical plaque removal (dental hygiene therapy). Specialist care e.g. Orthodontics