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


  • National Smile Month | Oral Health Foundation: A great campaign to help promote good oral health to families. National Smile Month 2020 takes place between 18 May and 18 June.

Advice on Dummies

Dental health resources and useful websites