Bringing together 'The tale of triumph over terrible teeth' animation alongside fun, interactive activities and resources for children aged between 3 and 7, we’re ensuring young kids know how to look after their teeth from a young age. Rates of children with at least one decayed, missing or filled tooth in Westminster are above the London and national average.
Poor oral health has a huge impact on health and wellbeing. Pain, infection and tooth loss can affect sleep, concentration, education, nutrition, growth and speech development. Bad breath and the unattractive appearance of decay can also affect self-esteem.
In adults, links have been found between poor oral health and an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, mouth cancer, diabetes and lung conditions.
Fortunately, this is preventable. Learn just how easy it is to have healthy teeth, visit the Westminster Toothfairy.
Parents and carers may find these resources helpful for encouraging healthy teeth in children:
Tooth brushing song
Teachers may find these resources helpful for encouraging healthy teeth in children: