Dental Health

Almost 9 out of 10 child hospital tooth extractions are due to tooth decay. Childcare settings are encouraged to support families to care for their children's teeth, by encouraging parents to swap sugary foods and drinks, brushing teeth regularly and encouraging children to drink from an open cup or free flow cup.

We have put together some useful resources and links to help promote good dental health within your setting.

Training and e-learning

Dental health resources

Brighter Smiles

Keeping in touch with Cornish schools, nurseries and family hubs, Cornwall’s oral health programme, Brighter Smiles is dedicated to making a difference to children’s oral health across Cornish communities.

Find out more about the sessions and information Brighter Smiles can offer