Oral Care Information for Patients and their Carers

Many disability organisations and other groups have web based information on oral and dental care.

Below is a selection of some of the resources we have found:

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Age Concern 

Alzheimers Disease Society 

The National Autistic Society

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Helpful Toothbrushes, Toothpastes and Adjuncts

Ehlers Danlos Support Group 

Huntingdons Disease Society 

Motor Neurone Disease Association 


MS Society 

NHS England 


Parkinson's Disease Society 


Sjorgens Syndrome Association 




Oral Care Resources available directly from providers of dental services

In addition to these resources, some providers of dental services produce their own leaflets and other patient information:

  • 'The Good Teeth Guide for Parents and Carers of Children with Extra Needs': a leaflet on oral care for disabled children, produced by Manchester PCT and available to dowload via their website
  • 'Going to the dentist' (1999) : A book using photographs and MAKATON symbols to explain routine experiences for people with learning disabilities and/or communication problems. Available from: Ballymena Community Dental Services, Homefirst Community Trust, Spruce House, Braid Valley Site, Cushendall Rd, Ballymena BT43 6HL Tel: 01266 635213
  • 'Healthy Teeth = Happy Teeth' (2006): A leaflet on oral care for children with medical problems produced by Bracknell Forest Dental Services available to download via the local NHS website
  • 'A Healthy Mouth for People with Special Needs': a leaflet produced by Bradford District Care Trust Salaried Dental Service. Available from Tel: 01274 202804 or 01535 654666
  • 'Mouthcare and Huntingdon's Disease': A leaflet produced by Dorset Community Dental Service. Available from: Dental Department, Canford Health Centre, Culliford Crescent, Poole, BH17 9DW Tel: 01202 691520 ext 29
  • 'The Home and Away Oral Care Pack': A practical toothbrushing programme for people with a learning disability produced by Warwickshire Special Care Dental Service. Available from: c/o 73, Barbridge Road, Bulkington, Nuneaton CV12 9PD Tel: 02476 640115. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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