The Oral Health Foundation’s experts analyse the very latest peer-reviewed research so that we can give you the very best advice and guidance about how to look after your oral health.

Below are just a few of our mostly commonly-asked areas. If you need help on any other oral health topic, contact our Dental Helpline (contact details below).

Toothbrushes: The toothbrush is the most effective way to maintain good oral health so it is important to pick the correct one for your needs. Here are the factors to take into consideration when choosing a toothbrush [download 'Toothbrushes' fact sheet].

Toothpaste: A pea-sized blob of fluoride toothpaste goes a long way to protecting your teeth from decay. Learn about what is in your toothpaste and what different ingredients and formulations do [download 'Toothpaste' fact sheet].

Mouthwashes: This document explains what role mouthwash can play in your oral health routine and what the key ingredients are [download 'Mouthwashes' fact sheet].

NHS dental complaints: How to make a complaint on your NHS dental treatment [download 'NHS Dental Complaints' fact sheet].

Private dental complaints: Proceeding with a complaint against private dental services [download 'Private Complaints' fact sheet].


Need further advice?

The Dental Helpline is the Oral Health Foundation’s own confidential advice service. Qualified dental professionals are available to answer your questions personally from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Our team can assist you in any areas of oral health, whether it is giving advice on oral hygiene products, talking about procedures and treatments, discussing regulations, or signposting you to correct services.  

You can telephone them on +44(0) 1788 539 780, email them at [email protected] or contact them via an online enquiry.