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Looking after your family's teeth

No matter how you plan your day, there’s one routine everyone in the family should stick to – brushing their teeth! Here are some tips for maintaining good dental hygiene.

Can I get free dental care?

Everyone in Scotland is entitled to free NHS dental examinations (including review examinations). For some patients, all treatment is completely free.

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What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you need to see a dentist urgently at the weekend or in the evening you can call 111 and you will be advised by NHS 24 of local emergency dental service arrangements in your area.

More information

Visit Childsmile for more information on looking after your family’s teeth.

Last updated: 18 Dec, 2023