School Teachers

Severe dental decay undermines the quality of life of young children through pain and problems with sleeping, eating and behaviour. It is vital to promote and maintain good oral health, especially in early childhood, when many lifetime habits are established. Evidence suggests that good oral health in infancy and early childhood contributes to better general health in adulthood. As school teachers, you are in an ideal position to launch key initiatives and simple health information about dental care.

The Oral Health Foundation have created useful lesson plans and presentations to use within your classes.

Click this link to access these free resources –

Our dental therapists have created two presentations to use with the pupils in your class. They are available to download below.

Key stage 1 presentation 

Key stage 2 presentation 


Oral Health Awareness – Video



Children’s teeth and healthy eating habits – video



Last updated: June 2, 2023