National Smile Month 18th May – 18th June
National Smile Month will be taking place this year between 18th May – 18th June. Community Dental Services have compiled a list of toothy tips for you to send out to your families during this period and to remind them of the importance of caring for their teeth and their smile!
Sending out a daily tip, or even a group of tips once a week, will hopefully encourage the community to develop and maintain a healthy mouth. We know from the most recent 2019 survey that there are still 21% of 5 year olds living in Oxfordshire with some decayed, missing or filled teeth. Please visit http://www.nationalsmilemonth.org/ for more information and activity ideas.
Community Dental Services also have a great page of downloadable resources and activities for families related to teeth and healthy eating on our website: www.communitydentalservices.co.uk/oral-health/family-fun.
Finally, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy of an Oral Health Resource Pack that has been created for schools, to help you embed oral health into the Key Stage 1/2 curriculums.