8 Oct 2014

Big smiles at primary school at launch of scheme to combat tooth decay

Parents were given a free tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush as part of the Brush  Life initiative.
The new scheme aims to encourage youngsters to brush their teeth regularly. Figures released last week showed one in four Slough children had signs of tooth decay.
Councillor Sabia Hussain, commissioner for health and wellbeing, said: “We are committed to reducing tooth decay in our young children by making sure good habits start from a young age and hope that by providing a toothbrush and toothpaste until a child’s fifth birthday, we can help keep little teeth clean and healthy.”
Parents will get a 75ml tube of fluoride toothpaste and a child’s toothbrush in a starter pack at their child’s nine-month review. Parents will be invited back on a regular basis to replace the toothbrush.
The Slough Borough Council scheme will be run in partnership with Slough Children’s Centres. The scheme was launched at Penn Road Children’s Centre on Friday.

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