Every year, 1 in 2 people worldwide are affected by oral health problems.

Oral diseases not only cause discomfort but can also leave people in extreme pain and affect their quality of life. Sadly, they can also be life-threatening.

The Oral Health Foundation believes everybody deserves to have good oral health and well-being.

We champion oral health in the public domain, whether it’s out in local communities, in the dental practice, or influencing policy on areas such as, fluoridation, alcohol and smoking or the impact of sugar.

Every year, we respond to 10,000 people who turn to us for urgent advice, education and support in better understanding their oral health and helping them on their journey to getting their smile back.

By making a one off or regular donation this Christmas you can give someone their smile.

Why your donation is so urgent right now

  • Half the world's population have tooth decay. It is the most common chronic disease in the world. 
  • 500 million children have decay in their baby teeth. Many of these cannot be treated and they must be extracted, often under general anaesthetic. 
  • During the last year, around 600,000 people have been given the news they have mouth cancer.
  • Gum disease remains one of the most prevalent health conditions across the world. It is the main cause of tooth loss and is linked to wider problems such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes. 
  • Around 1 in 6 suffer from dental anxiety. For many, this prevents them from seeking the help they need to rid themselves of chronic mouth and facial pain.

Here’s what we can do together in 2020 and beyond



The Oral Health Foundation does not receive any government funding and is an entirely self-funded not for profit registered charity. We rely on our supporters to help us cope with the growing demand for our services that directly impact people’s oral health and wellbeing.

Please donate today and Save A Smile

By making a one-off donation or setting up a regular donation today you could be helping to save someone from a life of suffering through better oral health.

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