The oral health team is working towards improving the oral health of residents in Nottinghamshire County.
Our aims are to:
• Ensure all receive children (& adults) receive appropriate dental care.
• Increase knowledge about oral health by ensuring that accurate and consistent messages are promoted.
The Key Oral Health Messages:
• Eat a healthy balanced diet; restrict sugars to meal times only.
• Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, for two minutes, using fluoride toothpaste. Spit out, do not rinse.
• Visit a dentist regularly, get checked out!
We provide an extensive range of visual aids and literature to help support in the promotion of oral health. The centre can be accessed by health professionals, teaching staff and local community workers.
Read our latest newsletter - Winter 2010 [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.1 MB]
Download the Incredible Mouths film transcript [Word Document - 26 KB].
The “Incredible Mouths” programme aims to help tackle the dental health inequalities of NHS Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw PCT.
• Increasing Knowledge
• Oral disease prevention – evidence based
• Removing barriers to oral health
All programmes focus on providing free educational support and toothbrushing kits to the specific targeted groups:
• Children (0 - 11yrs)
• Young Adults (11 – 18yrs)
• Vulnerable Adults (Residential care)
• Adults & Older people
Download a leaflet for young people and adults [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 512.82 KB]
Download a leaflet for primary school children [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 411.6 KB]
Download a leaflet for healthy beginnings [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 456.32 KB]
Mouth Cancer Awareness
• There is 1 death every 5 hours in the UK!
• 5,000 NEW cases of Mouth cancer are diagnosed annually in the UK.
• Mouth Cancer cases have increased by more than 17% over the last4yrs. 3/10 Mouth Cancer cases are found in the mouth generally, 1/4 are found specifically on the tongue.
Download a mouth cancer awarness advice leaflet [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 891.1 KB]
• Gingivitis: Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums. They will appear red and swollen and will often bleed on brushing and cleaning.
• Periodontal Disease: Gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease if left untreated. This then affects the tissues supporting the teeth, and as the disease progresses the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaws is lost, making the teeth loose. If not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out.
To prevent and to treat gum disease, you must remove plaque everyday by; Brushing and flossing effectively morning and night.
Trauma – What to do if your tooth gets knocked out!
2. Put the tooth straight into a glass of milk, or water if not available, or hold the tooth in your mouth to keep moist – do not let it dry out.
3. If possible, try & put it back into the socket straight away. (Be careful not to hold the tooth by the roots)
4. Go straight to the dentist or hospital
5. Take pain killers - if required, do not place on the wound.
NOTE - Mouth guards must be worn when playing any form of contact or aggressive sports!