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Service Provided by:
At Home Dental

Brushing together for healthy smiles

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.

The scheme is simple and effective, with the benfits both far-reaching and long-lasting.

Our Goals:

  • Improve oral wellbeing in children
  • Build a foundation for lifelong oral health
  • Reduce pain and disruption due to tooth decay
  • Support the NHS

How it Works:

We are here to equip early years providers with everything that they need in order to deliver supervised toothbrushing sessions from within their own classroom. With a team of Oral Health Facilitators on hand to provide guidance and dental knowledge along with a comprehensive pack of engaging resources, the initiative also helps support Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidelines.

Here Anna, one of our Project Facilitators, explains how the scheme works in a classroom setting.

What's Involved?

Our project facilitators will provide each school with comprehensive training, all equipment and engaging educational resources to support this. We’ll provide you with all that you need to run effective supervised toothbrushing sessions in your classroom.

  • Can take place any time of day
  • Only takes 5 minutes per day
  • Full support and training
  • Educational resources on-hand
  • Toothbrushes, racks and toothpaste provided

Working together to improve children’s lives through reducing pain and disruption due to tooth decay

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