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Oral health is an important aspect of general health. Through good dental hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental decay, gum disease and some cancers can be prevented.
Promoting oral health in the workplace provides a valuable health benefit to both employees and employers in relation to work attendance and performance. Good oral health can also be important when dealing with clients – it can help make a good first impression.
A good tooth brushing routine is important for avoiding additional, unplanned visits to the dentist and time off work.
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Employers can help by raising awareness of good dental health practices and by encouraging and facilitating employees to attend their dental practitioner on a regular basis.
Examples of workplace activities include:
Dental Health Foundation (external site) Guidance on dental and oral health issues.
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