Healthy Smiles

The Healthy Smiles award is a public health programme which supports services working with young children to adopt tooth friendly practices.

By implementing the five Healthy Smiles standards, each participating setting helps to;

  • increase the dentist attendance of children in their care
  • promote positive oral health messages to the children, employees and parents
  • reduce the frequency of sugary food and drinks given to the children

Free training is provided by the oral health promotion team to support the employee teams taking part in the award.

In some areas Healthy Smiles settings are required to set up a supervised toothbrushing programme on site. The Healthy Smiles team provides guidelines and training to support this.


Some feedback from the award 2016-2017:

“More families are taking their children to the dentist”

“We have created healthier environments by changing our celebrations and snacks”

“Employees have changed their snacking habits”

Healthy Smiles Award 2016-2017

Well done to the following settings that have achieved the Healthy Smiles award 2016-2017.


  • Bunyan Pre School
  • Cheeky Monkeys Two Nursery
  • Debbie's Daycare
  • Goldington Tots Pre-School
  • Kiddi Caru
  • Overdale Tots Pre-school
  • The Haven 2000 Nursery
  • Smarteez Neighbourhood Nursery
  • St Johns Special School

Central Bedfordshire:

  • Arlesey Pre School
  • Cleverkidz
  • Dunstable Icknield Lower School
  • Fordfield Nursery Ltd
  • Hedgelands Nursery
  • Little Learners at Kingsmoor
  • Little Steps Nursery School
  • Priory Parkside Pre-school
  • St Marys (Caddington)
  • St Vincents Catholic Primary School
  • Stanbridge Lower School
  • The Mary Bassett Lower School
  • Tilsworth Montessori School
  • Twinkle Pre-School
  • Tithe Farm Primary School