Smiley Check Ups – Dental Health Checks for Children
In each examination, the dentist checked for general hygiene, identifying any decayed or crooked teeth, and any underlying oral diseases such as gum disease. The dentists provided the children and their parents/guardians with feedback from their assessment and notified them if they required further treatment from their local dentist. As well as providing them with advice on effective cleaning of teeth, and the importance of a healthy diet which is low in sugar content, they also offered the children a dental goody bag which contained stickers and a tooth timer for brushing.
The consultations were open for children aged between 6 months to 18 years. Over the two days, approximately 300 children were seen. The feedback was very positive, as one parent shared: “We’re very grateful to BAPS Charities for organising an event like this. Visiting the dentist is one of those dreaded things for children, but they have made it fun and educational.”
For useful guidance about dental health, visit the NHS’s website here.
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