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National Smile Month

13 May – 13 June 2024

Love your smile!

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National Smile Month is a charity campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation. This campaign is all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile. We would like to use this opportunity to spread key oral health messages and to help improve children and young people’s oral health in Dudley borough.

Key messages:

  1. Brush teeth for two minutes, last thing at night and one other time during the day, with a fluoride toothpaste*.
  2. Limit the amount of food and drinks that contain sugar. For more top tips, information and ideas to cut down the sugar intake please go to Eat wellMeal planning or Healthy lunchbox ideas.
  3. Visit a dentist regularly. If you don’t have a dentist, you can use the Find a Dentist website.

*Under 3 year olds should use a smear of toothpaste, 3 to 6 year olds should use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste, Parents/carers should brush or supervise tooth brushing until their child is at least 7 years old.

National Smile Month activity pack

During National Smile Month Dudley Council will be providing free oral health activity packs to all children in Reception Class to Year 3 through their school and also to children in some early years settings across the borough.

For early years children:

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For primary school children:

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Dudley Council’s oral health campaigns

Dudley’s community toothbrush scheme

Through Dudley’s Community Toothbrush Scheme, many organisations across the borough have been provided with free toothbrush packs to support families who may need it in these challenging financial times. For more information about this scheme or find a participating organisations please visit Dudley’s community toothbrush scheme.

Pick up a cup branding

Have the confidence to pick up a cup scheme

For some parents and caregivers, transitioning to using a free-flow cup can feel overwhelming and worrying. Have the confidence to pick up a cup scheme aims to support parents and caregivers by offering both information on the importance using a free-flow cup and top tips to make this transition as smooth as possible. For more information please visit Have the confidence to pick up a cup scheme.