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NHS dentistry and oral health

They begin by sharing, “It is an unacceptable fact that people with mental ill health are disproportionately affected by poor oral health. The international evidence is pretty stark, with the impact being both indirect (people with severe and enduring mental illness experiencing poorer oral health as a result of delayed treatment, access issues etc) and direct (the harmful effect of some symptoms of mental illness affecting oral health such as self-induced vomiting):

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Local exhaust ventilation

The study ‘Local Exhaust Ventilation to Control Dental Aerosols and Droplets’, published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), investigated the effect of a local exhaust ventilation (LEV) device on aerosols and droplets produced during dental procedures. These devices are designed to be placed over the patient’s mouth to capture aerosols and droplets at the source.