At Smile Together we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure.
Our Brighter Smiles programme is delivered by a qualified dental nurse with extended duties in Oral Health Education and Fluoride Varnish Application. The programme provides oral health education, tooth brushing clubs and healthy diet advice to children and their families in some of the most deprived areas of the Cornwall. The programme offers:
- Fluoride varnish application to children in reception classes aged between 5 and 6 at schools across Cornwall;
- Tooth brushing clubs in nursery schools across the county. These activities highlight the importance of good oral health from an early age and also provide sound advice about the best oral health regimes;
- Oral health education sessions across the county in Children’s Centres. These sessions aim to provide pre-school children and their families with key oral health messages, and healthy diet advice;
- All children involved in the Brighter Smiles programme are given a home education packs which includes a toothbrush tooth paste and general information about looking after your teeth.
Our impact at a glance:
We have supported over 900 children at 27 brushing clubs in nursery schools across Cornwall
We have set up 20 fluoride varnishing and oral health education programmes in reception classes across Cornwall.
We have visited over 20 Children’s Centres across Cornwall delivering Oral Health Education to pre-school children and their families.
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