Children's Centre Programme
The Children’s Centre programme in Luton is commissioned by the Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) to provide an opportunity for young children who have not yet accessed dentistry to have fluoride varnish applied to their teeth. Fluoride varnish helps prevent and reduce tooth decay.
The programme operates from selected children centres across Luton and to date over 700 children aged 18 – 48 months have accessed the programme.
Parents are also provided with oral health education to improve their knowledge and their confidence in taking care of their children’s teeth. Many of the families feel that this is easier than expected and that they have confidence in making the changes to improve their children’s oral health.