Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s community dental service will be joining national play days across the district to bring healthy smiles to families.

Bradford and Airedale District has the poorest oral health in the region, with just over 46 per cent of five-year-old children having tooth decay, compared with 33.6 per cent across Yorkshire and Humber region.

The team will be offering families top tips on how to keep their children’s teeth healthy and signposting to support across the district which is available for children aged 0-5.

Sharon Walker, Senior Oral Health Promotion Team Leader said; “We offer a range of oral health improvement activities as part of our Building Brighter Smiles programme which families can access. These range from fluoride varnish, tips on how to brush babies’ teeth, healthy eating advice for pre-school aged children and tooth brushing support in primary schools to compliment activity at home.

“By accessing the type of support we offer, children have the potential to be free from tooth decay. The activities create good habits for life and build stronger foundations for good oral health.”

You can meet the team at:

  • Holmewood Children’s Centre on Tuesday 28 July 9.00am – 4.00pm
  • Baildon Recreation Centre on Wednesday 5 August 1.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Clayton Village Hall on Thursday 6 August 10.00am – 3.00pm
  • Victoria Park, Keighley on Thursday 27 August 1.00pm – 4.00pm