Brush Time is a comprehensive tooth brushing programme which has been developed by the Oral Health Foundation to advise nursery and school staff on how they can help children to brush their teeth correctly. It is also a really useful guide for dental professionals visiting schools!

Given that tooth decay remains a common problem in young children, the necessity for intervention and pro-active programmes are greatly needed. This is why we have created Brush Time.

  • Brush Time is suitable for children of all ages in both part-time and full-time education and care, and is freely downloadable.

  • Created to help teachers and healthcare professionals educate young people about oral health.

  • Includes guidance on the type of toothpaste which should be used for children of certain ages, how to properly brush teeth, how to store toothbrushes between use to avoid infection.

  • Includes frequently asked questions about children’s oral hygiene.

  • Supports evidence-based key messages about regular daily brushing, fluoride toothpaste and good oral hygiene.

Teachers play a vital role in a children’s development as they are a trusted and familiar figure for them to learn and develop behaviour from. They can make a real difference when it comes to nurturing children’s tooth brushing behaviour and improving their oral lifelong health.

Brush Time is a fantastic opportunity for teachers and dental professionals alike to help young children understand the importance of good oral health and can really help spread the message of good tooth brushing behaviour.


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