Older individuals in North Yorkshire who rely on home visit dentistry to ensure their oral health is maintained could be pleased to hear news about increased funding.
Four care homes across the region are set to be awarded their share of a cash injection provided by the British Dental Health Foundation and the Wrigley Tooth Fairy Fund.
As part of the scheme, in which 12 organisations will receive financial support, staff will receive more training and each resident will be given an individual care plan.
The news comes after health officials had struggled to provide oral health planning for older people as a result of limited time and resources.
Shaun Raval, associate dental director at Harrogate and District Foundation Trust, said: "This will enable us to roll out our skills to areas that we have not previously been able to develop."
According to Colgate, it is vital for individuals to ensure they have healthy teeth and gums in a bid to prevent oral health issues when they reach older age.