Supervised Tooth Brushing programme
Focusing supervised tooth brushing in early years settings such as nurseries and primary schools provides a suitable environment for children to learn about the importance of brushing their teeth regularly. The Supervised Tooth Brushing Programme focuses on the key messages of;
- Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste containing 1350-1500 parts per million (ppm) Fluoride
- How much toothpaste to use for each age group
- Spit not rinse after brushing
We work in partnership with local charity Well Connected to provide teaching staff with the tools and knowledge to run and support supervised tooth brushing sessions after mealtimes.
There are currently 224 settings across Devon taking part in this programme and since 2019, the Dental Outreach Team have distributed over 20,000 packs to support with tooth brushing at home.