What is Childsmile?

Childsmile is a national programme designed to improve the oral health of children in Scotland from birth.

It is a coordinated approach involving dental practices, nurseries, schools, health visitors, public health nurses and Childsmile dental health support workers. From birth, appointments should be made for your child to attend the dentist on a regular basis.

The cornertones of Childsmile are:

• The establishment of a healthy diet for your child

• introducing toothbrushing with a fluoride toothpaste from an early age

• a programme of regular check-ups with your family dentist from birth.

• twice-yearly fluoride varnish applications from two years old to reduce the risk of tooth decay.

Visit the Childsmile website here