National Smile Month

Between 17 May and 17 June 2021, the Oral Health Foundation will be raising awareness of important health issues and ready to put a smile on everybody's face.

We want you to join us and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people.

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Whether it’s their first tooth, or their visit to the dentist, a child’s early experiences of oral health can impact on the rest of their life.

That’s why we have created Dental Buddy.

Dental Buddy lets you teach oral health education at home.

What children will learn with Dental Buddy

  • The importance of brushing teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • The role sugar plays in diet and what a balanced diet means.
  • Why everybody should visit the dentist.

Who should download Dental Buddy

  • Parents or guardians living with children aged 0-11.
  • Teachers looking to gather materials for home-schooling.

The free and downloadable resources are available below and are split by age group.

Each pack comes with a lesson plan, worksheet and interactive presentation and covers the importance of a healthy mouth.

The materials are designed to be fun and engaging including the use of charts, quizzes and even experiments.

Dental Buddy and other downloads

Dental Buddy: Early Years’ Education (years 0 – 5)

Dental Buddy: Key Stage One (years 5 – 7)

Dental Buddy: Key Stage Two (years 7 – 11)


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