Health & Social Care Support Staff

Health & Social Care Support Staff

The PowerPoint presentations below have been created to aid the oral health training of those you work with:

A healthy mouth for you and your baby

A healthy mouth for your baby

The SACN (Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition) have created a report titled ‘Feeding in the First Year of Life‘. Section 8 is most relevant to oral health.

Healthy mouths for children under six

Healthy mouths for those under 12

Healthy mouths for young adults

Access the PowerPoint presentations below to support your work or learn how to look after yourself and your family:

Improving oral health – Early years

Improving oral health – adults


The links below are available to help ensure CQC requirements are met within your residential care home or support home. Feel free to adapt them for your use as they should be tailored to meet the individual needs of the residents.

CQC: Smiling matters – oral health care in care homes

NICE guidelines (shortened version)

Oral health assessment 1

Oral hygiene care plan

Oral health needs assessment and oral care plan
with thanks to the Mouth Care Matters initiative run by NHS Health Education England

Daily oral care chart

Toothbrushing chart – stars

Dental passport

The link below hosts a great deal of information about oral care and people with learning disabilities. Toward the bottom of the page are interactive links that might be particularly helpful.

Oral health and general health – video

Use the easy read leaflets below with the service users to help them achieve good oral health and overcome any fears about attending the dentist.

Gum Disease Leaflet

Tooth Decay leaflet

Brushing teeth (easy read)

Going to the dentist

Due to covid-19 there are some changes to the way we work. These leaflets might help to ensure the service users you work with know what to expect. Learning disability services.

These documents have been designed to help with specific issues when providing oral health care.

Resistance to care


Dry mouth

Oral cancer

What to do if you suspect an oral cancer lesion

Dysphagia and nil by mouth

Substance abuse

Oral health and heart disease

oral health and alzheimer's disease

Last updated: September 07, 2023.


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