NHS and Private Dentists in Camberwell

Camberwell Dental Care

6 Camberwell Church St
London, SE5 8QU

dietary advice

  • There are simple steps you can take to make sure your diet does not affect your oral health
  • Sugary or acidic food and drinks, including fizzy drinks can harm your teeth
  • See below for information on how you can look after your teeth by taking care with your diet

Food and drink

Sugars and sugary foods in the mouth are the main foods that bacteria thrive on to make acid which can contribute to tooth decay. Acid foods and drinks are also a  main factor in tooth erosion.

  • Limit the amount of sugary foods and drinks that you have. In particular, don't snack on sugary foods. You can always have all the sugary foods with your meal, so as to make sure that you are not exposing your teeth frequently to sugar.
  • Try reduce the amount of acid in contact with your teeth. So, limit fizzy drinks (including fizzy water) and fruit juices as these tend to be acidic. Perhaps just limit  yourself to one fizzy or fruit juice drink a day. Otherwise, choose drinks that are much less acidic, such as still water, and milk, tea or coffee (without sugar).
  • Drink any acid drinks, such as fizzy drinks and fruit juices, quickly - don't swish them around your mouth or hold them in your mouth for any period of time. Using a straw will help prevent exposure of the teeth to acid.
  • Brush your teeth at least an hour after eating or drinking anything – especially acidic foods and drinks. (See above for a reasons)
  • Likewise, do not brush your teeth within an hour of vomiting (as stomach acid will be part of the vomit).

Some people chew sugar- free gum after each meal. Chewing gum increases the flow of saliva. Saliva helps to flush the mouth to help clear any debris and acid remaining from the meal.

And most importantly visit your dentist regularly so as to prevent any kind of problems, as the say; prevention is better than cure…

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Camberwell Dental Care
6 Camberwell Church St,
London, Greater London


to register with the practice or book an appointment please contact us or

Tel: 020 7703 0301

opening hours

Monday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Tuesday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Wednesday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Thursday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Friday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Saturdays and evenings by arrangement.

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