Schools to help children brush

March 1, 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines encouraging schools and nurseries to help children brush their teeth, particularly in disadvantaged areas of England.

Under the proposals, schools will be urged to supervise children age three to 11 brushing their teeth for two minutes twice a day. Pupils will also be given toothpaste and a toothbrush to take home.

The Brushing Message

The recommendations are:-

  • To brush at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time.
  • To use fluoride toothpaste.
  • To visit your dentist as often as recommended.