This guidance from NICE makes recommendations on undertaking oral health needs assessments, developing a local strategy on oral health and delivering community-based interventions and activities.
The recommendations aim to:
- promote and protect oral health by improving diet and reducing consumption of sugary food and drinks, alcohol and tobacco
- improve oral hygiene
- increase the availability of fluoride (note: water fluoridation is outside the scope of this guideline)
- encourage people to go to the dentist regularly
- increase access to dental services.