Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Word of Mouth – the Oral Health Foundation’s digital magazine.

Earlier this month, Liz Truss was named the new Prime Minister for the United Kingdom and it’s fair to say, she’s got her work cut out for her.  With many people unable to access NHS dental care, and an NHS Dental Contract at a crisis point, we’ve highlighted five essential policies that need her urgent attention.  

In the issue, we are also raising concerns about the impact which the cost of living is having on the nation’s oral health – including many who are being forced into making sacrifices that could put the health of their mouth at risk.

We’re also giving plenty of advice when it comes to oral health and mental health, including the impact that having Alzheimer’s disease can have on self-care.  Similarly, we’re also using this issue to call for more oral health information for the visually impaired.

Finally, supporting Recycle Week 2022, our team gives some top tips for recycling and reusing old oral care products.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Word of Mouth and we’ll be back again in November for a special issue on Mouth Cancer Action Month. 

Read: Word of Mouth: September 2022

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