We give children aged 2 and over the opportunity to take part in a supervised toothbrushing club, as part of a wider DMBC toothbrushing programme.
What will the toothbrushing club involve?
All children taking part in the toothbrushing club are provided with their own toothbrush, and brush their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste once a day when they attend the nursery. They are closely supervised by staff who have received oral health training. All toothbrushes are kept in a covered toothbrush storage unit to keep them clean, and will be replaced every term (or sooner if needed).
Why are we doing it?
Almost a third of 5-year-olds in Doncaster have tooth decay. Fluoride toothpaste is proven to help strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. It is really important that children brush their teeth twice a day as part of a good dental health routine. The toothbrushing club teaches children how to brush their teeth and look after their mouths.