At Stanbridge we are actively trying to improve the oral health of our children and because of this we have decided to take part in the The Healthy Smiles Award. This is achieved by;
- helping the children at Stanbridge to become ‘tooth friendly’
- increasing dentist attendance
- sharing oral health messages to children, parents and staff
Across 2017 the children will be taking part in educational activities which will help them to become “tooth friendly” and to realise the importance of looking after your teeth and visiting the dentist regularly.
Avoid Sugary/Acidic Foods! Avoid sugary and acidic food / drinks between meals. Milk is a tooth friendly drink during the day, water is tooth friendly at any time and from 6 months onwards encourage the use of open top cups.
Visit your local Dentist: practices in your local area can be found at www.nhs.uk or tele 111 for further information about Dentists in your area.
The Importance of Vitamin D Adults and children over one year of age should take daily vitamin D supplements (10mg) throughout the year especially October to March. If your baby is breastfed or having less than 500ml formula, please speak to your health visitor. Vitamin D is important for general health and oral health .
To find a local dentist please visit www.nhs.uk or telephone 111 for local practice information.
For more information please on Healthy Smiles click here
For information about Healthy smiles month click here
Healthy Start scheme click here
For an application form for Free vitamins, milk and vitamins click here
For a booklet with more information click here