Dental Buddy, the Oral Health Foundation’s free oral health education programme for nursery and school children, has been given a fresh new look ahead of the next academic year.
When it comes to improving the nation’s oral health, learning is key. Education is so important an
d can help prevent oral health issues from occurring in the first place. Developing the knowledge and learning the correct behaviours fo
r a healthy mouth should be a part of every child’s upbringing. This is because the best time to pick up new habits is when we are young – when the brain is developing.
Dental Buddy aims to equip children with the tools they need for good oral health in a fun and engaging way. It does this through a series of colourful and dynamic interactive presentations and accompanying lesson plans. The presentations, which also include instructions for some experiments the children can do, take them on a step-by-step journey through which they le…