Tag Archives: oral health

Help protect a child’s smile

Somerset County Council is encouraging anyone who supports children or young people in any way to complete a free, e-learning module to learn how to protect children’s smiles. The module launches today in celebration of Smile Month (14th May to 14th June 2018).  It is quick and easy to do and there is a certificate […]

Smile! It’s National Smile Month

Somerset County Council is supporting this year’s National Smile Month (May 15 – June 15) which is raising awareness of the value of a healthy smile and the importance of good oral health to maintain it. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting more than one in four five year-olds and […]

Smile please! It’s National Smile Month.

Somerset County Council is supporting this year’s National Smile Month (16th May to 16th June 2016) raising awareness of the value of a lovely smile and the importance of good oral health to maintain it. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children, affecting more than one in our five year olds in […]

‘Somerset Smiles’ with a new oral health service

“Somerset Smiles’ is a new service that aims to improve the oral health of Somerset’s children, young people and adults. In Somerset a quarter of five year olds and over a third of 12 year olds have dental decay.1 Poor oral health is almost entirely preventable. The new Primary Care Dental Service is commissioned by […]

Have your say about Somerset’s oral health

Somerset County Council is asking for people’s views on how oral health, particularly for children and young people, can be improved throughout the County. A quarter of all five year olds and a third of 12 year olds have dental decay in Somerset. Most oral health diseases are entirely preventable. The consultation, located at http://www.somersetconsults.org.uk/consult.ti […]