St Mary's RC Primary School, ManchesterSt Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

Oral Health

Oral health

Oral health is now included in the EYFS framework because good oral health habits need to be formed from the earliest age. Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it’s still a serious problem among young children.

Promoting oral health

At St Mary's we link oral health to things we already promote, like self-care, healthy eating and physical development.

We find different ways to support children in their learning such as:

Suggesting they brush the teeth of dolls or soft toys

Reading  stories about teeth and smiles

Talking about healthy food and drinks that help to grow strong teeth, and those that do not

Let them look at their own and each other’s teeth, using mirrors

Give out toothbrushes and toothpaste

Practise cleaning teeth in school

Give parents and carers knowledge and practical advice to support oral health at home.

NHS- Children's Teeth

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