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 E-presentation | Healthy Cornwall
- Children's Oral Health Advice, E-learning | NHS: This free e-learning programme provides information and advice about children’s oral health
Dental health resources
- Dental buddy, downloadable resources | The Oral Health Foundation: Dental Buddy educational resources for Early Years Foundation stage including lesson plans and presentations
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.