Brushing up on tooth health
PUPILS are learning about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene thanks to a school project.
Heritage House School in Cameron Road, Chesham, recently launched its SMILE For Life project and presented all pupils with their own toothpaste, toothbrush, chewy tube and SMILE bag from Dr Katie Kerr, the oral health coordinator for Bucks.
Dr Kerr spoke to parents at the project launch about oral hygiene and the best way to take care of our children’s teeth.
The school’s occupational therapist Rosie Williams then outlined the sensory program that the pupils will be following before brushing their teeth during the morning SMILE session.
As part of the project, the school will be running a healthy options tuckshop where pupils will be encouraged to try healthy snacks.
Office manager Tolly Jenkins said: “We hope that the SMILE Project will inform our students and parents about the importance of developing a good oral hygiene habits at an early age.”
The school is urging our readers to get involved in the project by visiting the SMILE blog on the school’s website www.heritagehouse-school.co.uk where people are invited to share their thoughts.