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Lincolnshire Smiles Programme

Lincolnshire Smiles

 

We are very proud to be a Lincolnshire Smiles School. laugh

 

What is Lincolnshire Smiles?

Lincolnshire Smiles is a preventative tooth brushing programme in schools designed to address oral health inequalities by helping young children to develop positive oral health skills for life.

 

Why introduce Lincolnshire Smiles?

Evidence based studies have found:

  • Daily application of fluoride toothpaste to teeth reduces the incidence and severity of tooth decay in children.
  • Children in more deprived areas are less likely to brush their teeth at least twice daily.
  • Brushing each day at school over a two year period is effective for preventing tooth decay and can establish life-long behaviour to promote oral health.

 

Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable. Poor oral health can affect children and young people’s ability to sleep, eat, speak, play and socialise with other children

Please have a look at the Community Dental  Family Fun page for ideas and activities to help promote oral health by following the link below.  There are lots of great activities and fun ideas so please do have a look. 

 

 

 

Whilst not everyone is in school and nursery and the Lincolnshire Smiles toothbrushing programme is still on hold we have thought of some ways to share with you our oral health key messages, including those children who are home schooling.

 

In the attached work booklet, there are the links to the YouTube videos we have produced.  . There are also some useful links at the back of the booklet for more activities which can also be done at home.

 

We have recorded some short ‘tooth related’ stories which we thought you may like to watch with the children in your setting, or even send to the children learning from home. We will be sharing a new story every 2 weeks; which we hope you will enjoy!

 

Robey and the Dentist

Charlie and Lola

Alan's Big Scary Teeth

How to care for the teeth of children aged 0-3 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!

A two minute guide to healthy teeth for children aged 0-3 with Dr Ranj Singh as presenter and Gemma Oaten as the voice of his sidekick Supertooth! This is on...

How to care for the teeth of children aged 3-6 with Dr Ranj and Supertooth!

A two minute guide to healthy teeth for children aged between 3 and 6 with Dr Ranj Singh as presenter and Gemma Oaten as the voice of his sidekick Supertooth...

Brush those Bugs Away!

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