Established in 2010, Teeth Team is a child dental health improvement programme. Aimed at educating children in underprivileged areas about the importance of good oral health, their purpose is to improve the dental health of children aged 0 – 11.
Going directly into schools across the UK, Teeth Team takes dental education and oral health assessments straight to the children. Holding face-to face sessions allows them to give kids a fun and healthy diversion from everyday lessons.
Poor oral health is one of the main reasons for school absence, and the single biggest reason children are admitted to hospital. Hospital extractions among pre-school children soared by 24% in a decade. Poor oral hygiene leading to decaying, missing, or filled teeth at such a young age will almost certainly give rise to further dental and other health problems later in life. And 90% of these circumstances are entirely preventable.
With evidence indicating there is a link between poor oral health and the development of chronic health conditions, it's important that we start 'em young. Instill good dental hygiene, and get them brushing and flossing twice a day, every day.
children will have tooth decay when they start school
of this is entirely preventable
of 3 to 4 year olds with tooth decay accessed primary care following our assessment
With the help of dental superheroes:
We help the children learn the importance of keeping their teeth healthy, whilst giving them a distraction from their day to day lessons.