Nursery - Childsmile

Improving the oral health of children in Scotland.

Good oral health in childhood means healthy teeth and gums throughout life. 

Childsmile is working to ensure all children, regardless of income or background, have the best possible start.

Every 3 and 4-year-old attending nursery in Scotland (extended into some P1 and P2 classes in schools), is eligible to be offered: 

  • free daily supervised toothbrushing
  • free dental packs
  • oral health education

Fluoride varnish provides extra protection against tooth decay when used in addition to brushing. Your child should be offered fluoride varnish applications at least twice yearly from the age of 2. This is applied to teeth at your general dental practice.

In priority nurseries and schools children are offered a further two fluoride varnish applications from the age of 3.

Visit Childsmile for more information on caring for your children's teeth and getting the best oral health care.

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