Tooth Brushing Programme
To support Public Health England’s recommendation, we ensure that children clean their teeth after lunch. The tooth programme is offered to all children
Did you know that 27% of children will have tooth decay by the time they are 5 years old? This can so easily be prevented, and health experts are questioning why the rates of the disease in children aged three to five are so worryingly high. In an attempt to lower the number of children hospitalised with the problem, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently called for nurseries and schools to play a bigger part in facing the problem.
All children taking part in this programme will brush their teeth at the setting at least once per day using fluoride toothpaste. We will be teaching the children how to brush their teeth effectively and independently and monitoring the length of time the children are brushing their teeth (2 minutes).
The preschool will provide the natural bamboo toothbrushes, which will be replaced every 3 months, toothpaste and each child has their own storage container.
In other parts of the United Kingdom this approach has shown to improve children’s oral health significantly. Children have become enthusiastic about brushing their teeth at home too, and we sincerely hope this will also be the case with your child.
Oral health Nurse visit January 2019