Guidance

Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention

'Delivering better oral health' is an evidence based toolkit to support dental teams in improving their patient’s oral and general health.

Documents

Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention

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Delivering better oral health: summary guidance tables

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The latest edition of the ‘Delivering better oral health’ guidance provides evidence based interventions and new 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