The Oral Health Foundation have published new Denture Care guidelines and would love to share them with you.
These have been developed by a multi-disciplinary global expert panel and aim to address the lack of consistent recommendations for cleaning and maintaining dentures.
By publishing global guidelines based on the best available evidence, we aim to make it easier for you to provide the right guidance to denture-wearers.
The risks associated with poor denture care are wide-ranging and include pneumonia, stomatitis, candidiasis, un-desirable odours, tastes and staining. Our panel conducted a comprehensive review of scientific and evidence-based research on denture care and cleaning.
As a result, four key steps to optimal denture care have been announced.
The Oral Health Foundation have produced detailed guidelines on the four steps and created a supporting infographic for patients.
You can download these from our website now.
The White Paper on Optimal Care for Full Dentures was developed by a global task force convened by the Oral Health Foundation and sponsored by GSK, of who we are extremely grateful to.
You can also help promote and share the guidelines on social media with #DentureCare. For example:
‘We are supporting the release of new #DentureCare guidelines because effective denture cleaning is important for good oral and general health www.dentalhealth.org/denturecareguidelines’
The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists across the UK and beyond.
BSDHT maintain an on-going dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all of the main groups representing dental care professionals, and attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry, bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MP’s.
Visit www.bsdht.org.uk for more information.
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