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NATIONAL SMILE MONTH

16th May 2018

As you are aware children’s oral health in Oldham is one of the worst in the country and is a major concern. Throughout National Smile Month we want all partners working with families and young children to help raise awareness of the importance of a good toothbrushing routine and together we can get Oldham’s children brushing.
Oldham Council and Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust campaign message for National Smile Month is Top tips for teeth, aiming to raise awareness of a good toothbrushing routine for young children and promote the forthcoming GM Start Well Programme, supervised toothbrushing scheme.
The campaign messages will focus on:
  • Brushing teeth twice a day especially at bedtime and at one other time in the day
  • Using a family toothpaste containing the right amount of fluoride
  • Using a smear of family toothpaste for children under three and from three use a small pea size amount
  • Spitting out after brushing and do not rinse with water
Help children to brush their teeth until they are at least seven years old.
To help you support and promote National Smile Month please find attached a poster and toothbrushing chart flyer.
For a full list of events taking place, please visit: www.oldham.gov.uk/smilemonth