To mark National Smile Month, children at Oakwood House Nursery were recently treated to a visit from Lindley Dental to help teach them how to look after their teeth.
Oral Health Educator and dental nurse Jackie and Carina taught youngsters all about how to take care of their teeth, including how to brush their teeth properly, and which foods and drinks are tooth-friendly as well as those that can cause tooth decay.
Oral Health Educator Jackie commented: “We had a fantastic time visiting the nursery and it was very rewarding to see the children contributing so enthusiastically on how to take care of their teeth. Tooth decay is still an issue for many children and one in four UK primary school children will have tooth decay by the time they start school. As a local dental practice, we like to do all we can to help keep Hudddersfield children smiling and National Smile Month is a great way to equip children with the right information on how to take care of their teeth.”
Now in its 38th year, National Smile Month runs throughout May and June and promotes the importance of good oral health. The campaign is organised by the British Dental Health Foundation and supported by key dental sponsors including Denplan, the UK’s leading dental payment plan specialist.
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said: “We are delighted that Lindley Dental has joined the many dental practices, schools, health professionals and community groups promoting good oral healthcare under the umbrella of our National Smile Month campaign.
“National Smile Month aims to inspire more people to take on board the three key messages for good oral health: brush twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste; cut down on how often you have sugary food or drinks; and visit the dentist regularly as recommended.”
To learn more about how to look after your family’s oral health please contact Lindley Dental on 01484 425192.