Big Brush Club is a supervised toothbrushing scheme funded by the NHS, being delivered to early years settings across the Southwest.
Tooth decay is the most common reason for hospital admission for young children, and the sad truth is that this is largely preventable. In 2022, a shocking 60,000 school days were missed due to tooth extractions and 1 in 5 children aged 3-5 in England experienced tooth decay.
Big Brush Club wants to help tackle this problem. We aim to reduce children’s hospital visits and school absences due to dental issues, ultimately easing the pressure on the NHS and reducing pain and disruption for children. To do this, we’re promoting oral health in educational settings and are equipping teaching staff to carry out daily toothbrushing sessions from within the classroom.