Give your child terrific teeth from the start
With a growing number of children suffering from tooth decay, it is now a statutory requirement for Early Years' settings to include oral health in their curriculum. At Happy Kids we include this as a regular part of our sessions. Using books, equipment and visits from dental professionals to support the children's learning.
Here are the reasons why, straight from the government website:
Why oral health is included in the EYFS framework
This has been included because good oral health habits need to be formed from the earliest age. Tooth decay is largely preventable, but it’s still a serious problem among young children.
Nearly a quarter of 5 year olds in England have tooth decay, with 3 or 4 teeth affected on average. Tooth extraction is one of the most common procedures for children under 6 in hospital. Extraction is also the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged 6 to 10. Children from more deprived backgrounds are more likely to have tooth decay.
Children who have toothache, or need treatment, may have pain or infections. This can have a wider effect and lead to problems eating, sleeping, socialising and learning.
So when I came across this blog post from TopTots I thought it was definitely worth sharing with you!
Link to the original post from Toptots