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BDHF calls for dietary advice improvements

Posted by Yvonne Wallace

Dental marketing campaigns may include more dietary advice in the future after the British Dental Health Foundation pointed out this is an area where improvements are needed.

According to Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the body, this could help to improve oral health standards among young people in the UK.

He explained dental decay is preventable, “so by making children aware of simple things such as good foods and bad foods, it will start to form the basis of good oral health knowledge”.

Dr Carter also pointed out research has shown that if young people learn good oral health habits at an early age, they are likely to carry these on into adulthood.

His comments coincide with the foundation’s National Smile Month campaign, which is aiming to boost standards of dental health across the country.

Dr Carter recently noted it can be psychologically damaging to have oral health problems.

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