It is our policy to actively promote high standards of oral health by actively encouraging 'tooth friendly' eating and good habits of personal and oral hygiene. We do this by sharing good practice and information with staff, children and parents/carers regularly. We have an Oral Health Champion member of staff identified who regularly updates us on our practice.
Importance of Oral Health in Early Years
Dental decay is the most common oral disease affecting children in the UK, and it is largely preventable (excerpt from Public Health England). Educating children in Early Years about the importance of Oral Health and through raising awareness we together can help to instill good practices for the future of children in society.
Good oral hygiene is promoted at all times in our practice.
Tooth-Brushing At Home
Parents and guardians can access information about tooth brushing or oral health from nursery staff.
Injuries to the mouth
If your child has an injury to their teeth or gums at nursery we will let you know straight away and request that you take them to their dentist. Most dental injuries occur when active, so it is especially important for children who are mobile to be registered with a dentist. Parents and carers should also learn first aid for a knocked-out tooth.
Food and Snacks
Ice - Lollies
Rewards and Special Occasions