Whether it’s their first tooth, or their visit to the dentist, a child’s early experiences of oral health can impact on the rest of their life.

Dental Buddy is a programme that provides educational resources for Early Years’ Education, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. These include activity sheets, lesson plans and interactive presentations, all of which are freely downloadable.

Dental Buddy’s messages for children are simple:

  • Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Have a balanced diet and learn the importance of cutting down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Whether you are a teacher, parent or childminder, Dental Buddy can help you to educate young children and allow them to learn about the importance of a healthy mouth.

Download Dental Buddy 

Dental Buddy has been created by dental professionals and is completely free. The programme can be taught in the classroom or at home.  

There are materials specially created for Early Years’ Education (0-5 years), Key Stage One (5-7 years) and Key Stage Two (7-11 years).

These downloads are useful for dental professionals visiting schools. They are also perfect for parents and teachers – you need no background in oral health to teach Dental Buddy.

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