Get involved with our new Early Years toothbrushing programme Smiles Matter

Many early years settings, nurseries and reception classes will be taking part in our supervised toothbrushing programme to improve our children’s oral health.

Children will be given a free toothbrush and be helped each day to brush their teeth with toothpaste containing the correct amount of fluoride.

All children will receive a free pack to take home with a toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste and an information leaflet

Remember - it’s important to brush your child’s teeth twice a day in addition to the brushing done at school or nursery. Do this once before bedtime and once at any other time that suits your family routine.

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