Oral Health

Oral Health is essential to general health and quality of life. Poor oral health can affect children’s and young people’s ability to sleep, eat, speak, play, and socialise with other children. Other impacts include pain, infections, poor diet, and impaired nutrition and growth. It also has wider impacts at school and for families if a child misses school.

Schools and childcare settings have an important role in improving the oral health of children and young people.

Other sources of helpful information

The below resources are either aimed at professionals or can be used to signpost / provide information to families.