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Dental health

This Professional Assistant: Learn and Advise module focuses on dental health, including the causes and risks of decay. 

A good dental health routine is crucial to maintaining healthy teeth and gums but it can have wider health benefits, too.

Learning objectives

After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Be familiar with the structure of teeth and gums
  • Understand the important health benefits of a good dental health routine
  • Be aware of the causes of tooth decay, bad breath, sensitive teeth and the risks of gum disease
  • Know the self care tips that will help customers look after their teeth and gums.
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