Smiling, happy children visit SpaDental Whitchurch
13th November 2023
Regular check-ups help children: feel confident about visiting the dentist, take responsibility for their oral health smile more! To read… read more
The SpaDental outreach initiative has achieved a lot in the last year. Nursery and primary schools across Plymouth have invited our children’s dental health coordinators to visit. Since the programme started, they have met with about 1,500 children.
Now SpaDental expands the programme to Chard.
SpaDental wants children to have healthy teeth. The three areas that our team talk about are:
Children are encouraged to talk about foods that they like, and say which they think are good for them, and which may have too much sugar. It’s a great opportunity to talk about how to make good choices, and how important it is to know what’s in the food we eat.
With the help of Henry the Brushosaurus, the team demonstrates good technique, and usually children have the chance to practice too. Children are given timers to use, so they experience just how long two minutes is. They learn how to hold the brush, how to move methodically around all the surfaces of the teeth, and, most importantly, to “Spit! Don’t rinse!”
The aim of the outreach team is not to promote any particular dentist, but to send a reminder home that children should visit a dentist every sixth months. Appointments with NHS children’s dentists do not cost parents anything – the NHS covers the cost. We highly recommend that babies visit the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears. Infants, children and teenagers should attend regularly too.
At every dental appointment, an NHS children’s dentist checks the child’s teeth for signs of decay, or future decay. The dentist may ask questions about diet, home oral hygiene routines, dental decay in other family members, medical history and fluoride use.
On Monday 24th June, and Tuesday 25th June, the Children’s Dental Health Coordinators from SpaDental Plymouth, Heather Cresswell and Lorraine Allen are working with SpaDental Chard. Practice manager Paula Thompson and dental nurse Gemma King will be taking up the baton to educate children in South Somerset about oral health.
Skilled NHS clinicians can help children to have a good tooth-brushing routine at home, identify teeth at risk and come up with a plan to protect them, as well as checking teeth are developing as they should.
Four SpaDental practices are able to register children as new NHS patients. All a patient or guardian needs to do is get in touch with the practice.
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