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Oral heath advice for people with serious mental illness

Khokhar WA, Clifton A, Jones H, Tosh G
Published Online: 
9 November 2011

People with serious mental illness have worse physical health than the general population. People with serious mental illness also have a greater risk of experiencing oral disease and have greater oral treatment needs than the general population. In people with serious mental illness, poor oral and dental health can contribute to increasing the risk of physical health problems particularly heart diseases.This review looks at whether giving advice about oral health has any effect in improving the oral health of people with serious mental illness.