Emergency dentistry news: Children taught to brush teeth as part of National Smile Month
Children in the Isle of Man will be shown how to brush their teeth in a bid to avoid emergency dentistry and improve oral hygiene.
The scheme, launched as part of National Smile Month, will be aimed at pre-school youngsters to increase their awareness about teeth brushing, Isleofman.com reports.
Combined efforts of The Children's Centre and the Department of Health will allow experts to visit nurseries across the island throughout the month-long campaign.
Experts plan to explain the benefits of healthy teeth and gums to the children as well as inform them of the importance of calcium consumption.
Community dental nurse Patrician Newson said: "We realise how important it is for all sectors of our community to work together to improve dental health and the contribution being made by The Children's Centre is extremely valuable."
Kids Health recommends parents take their child to a specialised pediatric dentist upon the age they start receiving treatment.
The advise website states that this type of dental professional will have a clearer idea of when to refer children to a different type of practitioner.