Guidance

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

This 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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Delivering better oral health: a quick guide to a healthy mouth in adults

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Delivering better oral health: a quick guide to a healthy mouth in children

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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.

Published 12 June 2014
Last updated 22 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded latest version of documents and added quick guides.
  2. Update to main guidance document: third edition (October 2014).
  3. Update to guidance documents: third edition, September 2014.
  4. First published.