Oral Health

Dental Helpline logo with the contact number 0845 063 1188

British Dental Health Foundation

Dental Helpline

'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 British Dental 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.

'Enquiries can only be accepted in English.

'Because we want to ensure our Dental Helpline is the best it can possibly be, we appoint independent quality control from the Faculty of General Dental Practice of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and are a proud member of the Helplines Partnership.

'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.'