Brush­ing up on tooth health

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.her­itage­ where peo­ple are in­vited to share their thoughts.

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