Dental / Oral / Mouth Health

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has information leaflets on:

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Guide to NHS dental services in England

From the Department of Health.

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Dentistry and Dental Services

Policy and guidance from the Department of Health.

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Dental Services Division - NHS Business Services Authority

The Dental Services Division, within its statistics section, provides data on dentists, treatment and dental charges nationwide as well as a number of articles.

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Dental Health

Information from Health Challenge Wales.

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British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF)

Promoting the benefits of achieving and maintaining the highest standards of dental health. Includes information leaflets offering sensible, consumer orientated advice on a wide variety of dental topics.

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British Dental Health Foundation Helpline

A free, confidential service for the public on all aspects of oral health. Qualified dental advisors will respond to your question.

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BDA Smile

The British Dental Association (BDA) is a professional association for dentists. However, this section on their website called 'bdasmile' includes lots of information aimed at the general public about dentistry, various dental and oral problems, and dental procedures.

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Dental Health Advice

Down to earth advice on various dental and oral health topics written by a dentist.

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British Fluoridation Society

The principal aim of the British Fluoridation Society is to promote the improvement of dental health by securing the optimum fluoride content of water supplies. Site includes publications on fluoridation issues.

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British Orthodontic Society

General information on Orthodontics, including the aims of orthodontic care, frequently asked questions and description and explanation of the advantages of Orthodontic treatment.

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Ask the Dentist

Free dental advice. Ask us any question about your dental treatment, and the dentist and his experienced dental team will help you to find an answer.

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Tooth decay - HealOzone

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Mini/micro screw implantation for orthodontic anchorage

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Dental recall - When should my next dental check-up be?

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Dental decay in pre-school children

A patient guide to complement the SIGN national guideline for health professionals.

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Dental Complaints Service

Set up by the General Dental Council. Helps patients and dental professionals resolve complaints about private dental services. NHS patients have had access to the NHS complaints process for years. This service provides a complaints resolution service for those who are treated privately.

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British Society for Disability and Oral Health

A professional society but welcomes contact from disabled people or their carers who have experienced difficulty in obtaining dental care. A register is kept of the specific areas of interest of members, which can be used to put clients in touch with appropriate dental services.

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British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy

Site for both the professionals and the public. The public sector includes information on keeping gums healthy, aids for quitting smoking and guidance to promote good oral health.

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Apicectomy

Information from West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.

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British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. This website is mainly for surgeons but their patient information section has a number of leaflets.

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Mouth Cancer Foundation

Easy access to information about mouth and throat cancers, treatments,complications, patient experiences and an online support group.

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Saving Faces

Research based charity but includes information and support for people who have facial problems - including oral (mouth) cancer.

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Addenbrooke's Hospital, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Has a range of information leaflets about conditions of the mouth and face.

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Dental Phobia Cure

If you suffer from or have patients, friends or relatives who suffer from dental fear, phobia or anxiety or if you are simply curious about dental anxiety/phobia and want to learn more about it, then this is the place to be.

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Anthony Druttman: Specialist in Endodontics

Dental practice in Central London specializes in root canal treatment. The web site offers detailed information and advice to dentists and patients about endodontics cases, referral procedures, FAQs and articles.

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Dentistry On-Line

Invaluable help for the public dealing with patient's queries and information, childrens teeth, oral hygiene, toothbrushes, dental floss etc Dentistry On-Line is a website of Priory Lodge Education Ltd.

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Dental Fear Central

The website provides information and advice for people with dental phobias, and also has an online support forum.

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Dent-O-Care

Offers patients a comprehensive choice of dental care products that are recommended and used by leading periodontists and other dental professionals.

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General Dental Council

The regulatory body of the dental profession. It protects the public by means of its statutory responsibilities for dental education, registration, professional conduct and health. It supports dentists and dental auxiliaries in the practice of dentistry and encourages their continuing professional development. You can search for registered dentists from this site.

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Cap600 - London City Dental Care

Specialize in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, advanced restorative dentistry (prosthodontics, including implants) and preventative dental treatment. The website provides plenty of information about these types of dental work and offers a choice of useful dental care articles.

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Octagon Orthodontics

Specialist orthodontic practices in Oxford and High Wycombe. However, also provides general information on orthodontics, types of orthodontic problems and appliances (braces) and related orthodontic information.

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Smile Centre

Family dentist but provides general information about dental and oral health.

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Hygeia

Dental practice but provides a lot of information about dental procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges, etc and advice & information about diet, oral hygiene, antibiotics, what to do after having a tooth extracted, etc.

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Specialist Dental Care

This site has been put together by a specialist in prosthodontics and General Dental Practitioner. It includes a particularly useful Patient Information section covering everything from the latest Ceramic natural looking restorations to recognising gum disease etc.

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Dental Wisdom

Lots of topics of interest to the general public and includes animations and pictures.

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UK and Ireland Dental Guide

Provides over 800 links to practices, labs, suppliers, manufacturers and organisations. Mainly of use to professionals but the list of dental surgeries is easy to navigate to find a dentist near you.

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BMJ - Collected Resources

All articles published in the British Medical Journal on dentistry and oral medicine since January 1998. Mainly for health professionals but may be of interest to the general public.

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Gum Disease Information Bureau

Website devoted to facts and advice concerning Gum Disease.

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CLAPA - The Cleft Lip and Palate Association

Information and support for people affected by this condition.

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Dental abscess

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Dental decay

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Dental care for babies and children

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Root canal treatment

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Toothache

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Teething

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Wisdom tooth removal

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Gingivitis and periodontitis

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Orthodontics

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Caring for your child's teeth

Information from BUPA.

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Caring for your teeth

Information from BUPA.

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Cosmetic dental treatments

Information from BUPA.

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Dental implants

Information from BUPA.

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Dental injuries

Information from BUPA.

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Dental treatments - fillings and crowns

Information from BUPA.

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Gum disease

Information from BUPA.

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Having a tooth removed

Information from BUPA.

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Replacing missing teeth

Information from BUPA.

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Root canal treatment

Information from BUPA.

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Straightening teeth

Information from BUPA.

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Wisdom teeth removal

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK pages on cancer of the mouth and facial palsy.

Some large US dental information web sites

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American Dental Association

Includes information for the general public on dental health.

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Floss.com

A large and comprehensive US dental information website.

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Orthodontic information page

Helpful Information for Orthodontic patients, their parents, and dental professionals. Includes frequently asked questions and is particularly helpful for teenagers about to undergo treatment.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.