Welcome to the home of the British Dental Health Foundation! We are an independent charity dedicated to improving oral health - in the UK and around the world.
The charity provides an exclusive range of dental patient information consisting of frequently asked questions about dental terms and treatment procedures, oral hygiene, and all you need to about in order to take care of your dental health.
The Foundation evaluates consumer oral health care products to ensure that manufacturers' product claims are clinically proven and not exaggerated. Currently there are over 150 approved products on sale in 80 countries around the world.
The dental health blog is exploring the latest news and issues of the heart of dentistry and oral health, includes opinion, comments, facts, tips and information.
Our Dental Helpline, staffed by fully trained oral health experts and dental nurses, gives free and impartial dental advice. We can help you on subjects such as current UK legislation and regulations, NHS and private dental charges.
The British Dental Health Foundation evaluates consumer oral health care products to ensure that manufacturers' product claims are clinically proven and not exaggerated. Oral care products may find their way into everybody's shopping trolley, but we have found that only a quarter of us understand what ingredients they are made from and their purpose. We also know that almost three quarters of us do not always believe the product claims made on these products.
Giving people the added level of assurance they need, and deserve, is why we feel our product Accreditation programme is so important. That's why our independent panel of internationally recognised dental experts study all the claims carefully to make sure they are true, and backed up by reliable scientific evidence.
For more than 20 years, we have helped the dental profession and consumers make informed choices about which oral care products they buy. Accreditation gives us the opportunity to provide people with information, protection and education, in a ‘shorthand' form, delivered via recognition of the International Dental Health Foundation's ‘Approved' Smiley-face logo.
Currently there are more than 150 approved products on sale in 60 countries around the world. So when you next visit your supermarket, beauty retailer or pharmacy, look out for those products that carry the International Dental Health Foundation, or International Dental Health Foundation 'Approved' logo.