Useful oral health links for the public

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. Please not that the ISDH cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

Toothbrushing

Brush My Teeth Videos and resources – for people who need no help, a little help or a lot of help

Brush Bunny Toothbrushing Song and storybook. Dental Hygienists Association and Early Childhood Ireland – For young children

Special toothbrushes

Dr Barman Superbrush video demonstration

Collis Curve toothbrush

Dry mouth

IrishHealth.com Dry Mouth

Oral health promotion

Dental Health Foundation (Ireland) –

Oral health advice for people with special needs

Oral health advice for older people

Specific conditions/groups (listed alphabetically)

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer Society of Ireland Living with Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease Society UK Dental Care and Dementia

Autism

AsIam.ie Oral health and Autism

The National Autistic Society UK Oral care and autism

Multiple sclerosis

MS Society UK Oral Health and MS

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s Association of Ireland Dental Health in Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease Society UK Eating, swallowing and saliva control

Cerebral palsy

Scope UK Dental care for people with cerebral palsy

Drooling

Cerebral Palsy Guidance USA Cerebral Palsy and oral health issues

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Ehlers Danlos Support Group UK Maintaining good oral health

Huntingdon’s disease

Huntingdon’s Disease Society UK The Importance of Dental Care

Motor neurone disease

Motor Neurone Disease Association Swallowing, Eating and Drinking

Sjorgen’s syndrome

Sjorgens Syndrome Association Literature and advice

Haemophilia

Irish Haemophilia Society Dental Care and Haemophilia

Intellectual disability

Inclusion Ireland Assisted Decision Making

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