It is a staggering thought, but in Primary Schools across the UK around eight or nine children in every class will have already developed tooth decay. That’s approaching a quarter of a million children in each primary school year and around 3.3 million young people aged 0-14 years.
Our aim is to work towards putting oral health back on the classroom agenda and teach valuable oral health education.
A School visit/oral health talk from one of our Dentists is a great way to engage children in the correct messages they can take home and even into adulthood. It can also be extremely fun. Often, this can have a profound effect on the attitude children will have towards the dentist.
Schools, working with parents and health professionals, have an important role to play in educating young people about healthy lifestyles, including their oral care. Introducing oral health into the school curriculum, especially at Key Stage One and Two, should make a big difference.
The School visits educate children on the basic messages all the way up to some of the more detailed ways in which they can improve their oral health.