Revised dental guidance on prevention

  • Date: 29 September 2021

A NEW edition of Delivering Better Oral Health: an evidence based toolkit for prevention has been issued with an endorsement from The College of General Dentistry.

Published by Public Health England and departments of health in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the revised document aims to provide dental teams access to the "best evidence of what works for oral health improvement". It includes chapters on behaviour change, dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, tooth wear, oral hygiene, fluoride, healthier eating, alcohol, smoking and tobacco use.

New content has been added on infant feeding and early detection of oral cancer, with further detail given on tobacco cessation and alcohol reduction, and accelerated tooth wear.

This fourth edition also offers case studies in supporting behaviour change, as well as greater consideration of the oral health of older people and other vulnerable groups, with a new digital format providing better accessibility on mobile devices.

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

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