CDS are delighted to support Starting Well, a new innovative Government programme to improve the oral health of young children.
Luton has been chosen to implement the programme; building on the progress the town has made to improve the oral health of its youngest and most vulnerable children.
The programme will help dental teams go out into the community and teach children in high-risk areas about the importance of oral health and encourage parents to take their children to the dentist.
Dental teams will offer this through supporting children’s centres events, supporting tooth brushing clubs in early years settings and supporting health fairs and schools parents’ evenings where these are not already provided.
Targeted programmes like Starting Well can help improve children’s oral health and give them the best start in life.