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Dental Helpline

As a charity dedicated to improving oral health, not only in the UK but also around the world, we want to make sure that you are provided with the very best information and advice about the health of your mouth.

Based at the Oral Health Foundation's head office in the UK, our Dental Helpline has answered more than 350,000 enquiries since its formation some 15 years ago. Staffed by fully trained oral health experts and dental nurses, we can provide you with free and impartial advice on a whole range of topics relating to your oral health.

We can help you on subjects such as dental terms and treatment procedures, oral hygiene, current legislation and regulations, dental charges, complaints procedures, and referrals to other organisations.

Our Dental Helpline is a truly charitable service and the crucial work by our experts continue to make a difference, providing an invaluable resource in education and awareness of oral health and wellbeing.

All enquiries are completely confidential and answered very quickly.

The free and impartial advice centre is open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you need urgent advice on any oral health issue please give us a call on 01788 539780 (local rate call in the UK), otherwise, please send us your enquiry on the form below and one of our experts will usually respond within 3 working days.

We sincerely apologise for the difficulties being experienced when trying to call our offices or helpline this week. BT are working to resolve a fault on the line and we thank you for your patience.

Please keep trying to call, as some calls do get through, or you can send us an email to with your query or telephone number and we get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.


Note: Unfortunately, we cannot recommend specific dentists, dispute the recommendations of a dentist, represent you in disputes or deal with complaints on your behalf. Information is provided for advice and guidance only and should not be interpreted as diagnosis, or a substitute for a consultation with a dentist.

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