Delivering Better Oral Health Toolkit

External resource and information link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-better-oral-health-an-evidence-based-toolkit-for-prevention

This guidance provides evidence-based interventions and advice on how dental health professionals can improve and maintain the oral and general health of their patients.

Many of the risk factors for general health conditions also affect oral health, such as:

  • poor diet
  • smoking
  • alcohol misuse

The guidance includes advice on:

  • the use of fluoride
  • brushing your teeth
  • how to prevent gum disease
  • tooth erosion
  • eating a healthy balanced diet
  • stopping tobacco use
  • drinking within the lower risk alcohol guidelines

The toolkit has new chapters, 4 and 8, to reflect the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s evidence review and the Chief Medical Officer for England’s new guidelines on lower risk drinking.

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