Harry’s wife, Grace, has dementia and is a resident in a Buckinghamshire care home. Harry was recommended Buddies toothpaste by an NHS oral health advisor to encourage Grace to allow her teeth to be cleaned.
“I visit Grace every day although she doesn’t always know me now. Some days are better than others but I was becoming very anxious about her
refusing to let anyone brush her teeth. It was obvious her gums were becoming sore.
A lady from the NHS oral care team came to visit her one day and used a really soft toothbrush with Buddies toothpaste on it. She was very patient and
let Grace feel the brush first, then taste the toothpaste. Grace loved the flavour and finally allowed the lady to brush her teeth! She actually seems to
enjoy it now. It’s such a relief for me and for the staff at the home.”