Today, everybody at the British Dental Health Foundation is celebrating World Book Day!
As a charity, we are determined to improve the oral health of children not only across the United Kingdom but all over the world. We believe in creating a platform where basic lessons and education can be passed on so that children can be taught the value of good oral hygiene.
Our Educational Resources team provide more than 40 children's books, delivered to schools and health facilities everywhere. Supplying positive oral health messages to young children is something we feel very passionately about. After all, by learning these important habits at an early age means they are more likely to carry them on into adulthood.
Children's oral health in the UK is generally very good but fundamental problems still exist. Children not being taken to the dentist, not being provided with toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste and having imbalanced diets loaded with sugar. As a result, we have more than one in four five-year-olds showing visible signs of tooth decay.
Learning about basic oral health and hygiene are lessons that cannot afford to be ignored so please take a page out of our book!
We're asking dental professionals, teachers and educators to take up the challenge and deliver oral health education in a bid to increase the oral health and well-being of children aged 3-11.
Visit www.educatingsmiles.org/books where you can browse all our titles, suitable for a variety of ages and learning abilities. There are informative and educational books to help deliver oral health messages and guidance through fun stories with engaging characters and dental messages to help build confidence.
And remember... all proceeds go to a great cause.
We're backing World Book Day. So whether you're a parent, teacher or health professional, please join us and help teach your children, pupils or young patients the value of a healthy smile.
Looking After Me: Teeth
When Marta goes to the dentist, she is told how to look after adult teeth so that they will last, she learns about brushing and eating healthily.
This tale is about a little boy called Charlie who sucks his thumb all day and all night. Perhaps Charlie should stop his habit after all.
The book contains inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Biff, Chip and Kipper story. Kipper loses a tooth.
Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist
Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own.
Going to the dentist
Meet the Judd family as they embark on their visit to the dentist. Jake and Jessie learn about healthy teeth and the importance of a good diet.
A colourful and entertaining storybook, based on the award-winning television character Peppa Pig. Peppa, George and Mr Dinosaur.