Good oral health is important for health and wellbeing. A regular brushing /cleaning routine can help to reduce the risk of oral health problems, pain, discomfort and tooth loss.
Key messages for maintaining good oral health:
Dental services for older people
NHS Direct Wales
Accessing urgent dental care: If you have pain, toothache, dental trauma or swelling, use the NHS Direct Wales Symptom Checker NHS Direct Wales Symptom Checker or contact NHS Direct Wales 24 hours a day 0845 4647
Dementia and Oral Health: If you are living with or affected by Dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society provide information and advice on oral health matters
Mouth Care Matters
Supporting someone to practice good oral health: Developed by Health Education England, this programme supports all people who provide personal care to patients in an acute, care home or community setting. Here you can find a range of downloadable and short animations clips are available to support promotion of key messages.