Prevention of Oral Disease

Recommendations for the Patient:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Keep dentures clean
  • Avoid sugary snacks and drinks
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco
  • Use fluoride containing toothpaste


Opportunites for the Clinician:

  • Encourage regular dental visits
  • Assist patients in accessing care
  • Minimize medications with oral effects when possible
  • Consider prescribing high fluoride content toothpastes (1.1% sodium fluoride) for patients at high caries risk