We want to ensure that all children have healthy teeth. Although tooth decay in young children is preventable, many children continue to be affected by this disease.
Designed to Smile works with families and young children aged 0 to 7. It encourages good oral hygiene by:
- giving advice to families and providing toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste
- encouraging a visit to the dentist before a child’s first birthday
- a dental health programme for nursery and primary school children up to age 7. This includes daily tooth-brushing and twice yearly fluoride varnish application
The programme is targeted at schools and nurseries in disadvantaged areas.