We are very proud to be a Lincolnshire Smiles School.
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:
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!