Supervised toothbrushing in Early Years settings

Bristol Public Health piloted a supervised tooth brushing trial in early years settings based on the Public Health England funded project 4Children conducted looking into the feasibility of running a supervised tooth brushing programme for 2, 3 and 4 year olds in private and voluntary early years settings as well as with childminders. The report from the 4Children project can be found here.

The resources created during this 4Children project are available publically and include a presentation introducing the project to early years practitioners, story sack ideas and an information booklet designed for both practitioners and parents.

Additional resources from the Bristol Public Health supervised tooth brushing pilot are also available, including;

Further resources and information

Dental Health

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Children’s Teeth OH Advice

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NHS Choices

National Smile Month

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Child Smile

A national programme to improve the oral health of children in Scotland and reduce inequalities in dental health and access to dental services.