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.
Unfortunately, the Dental Helpline will be closed from 23 December 2016 - 3 January 2017. Information on how to access emergency dental treatment over the holidays is available through NHS 111. Important information can also be found through the NHS Choices website which signposts dental services which are open in your local area.
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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