PHE caries, gum disease, and oral cancer prevention guidance

Gum disease 2

It is well recognised that oral health has an important role in the general health and wellbeing of individuals and it is of concern that significant inequalities in oral health exist across England.

The risk factors for many general health conditions are common to those that affect oral health, namely smoking, alcohol misuse, and a poor diet. It is therefore important that all clinical teams make every contact count and support patients to make healthier choices.

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