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TEETH TEAM FAQS


YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED


  • What is Teeth Team?

    It’s a supervised tooth-brushing programme aimed at primary school-aged children.

  • How does it work?

    Children brush on a daily basis at an arranged, suitable time at school. We also provide dental assessments and fluoride varnish applications at the school every year; sometimes every six months.

  • Why do we do it?

    Prevention! It’s extra help to try and prevent tooth decay and will hopefully lower the number of fillings or extractions needed by children.

  • What about the toothbrush racks? How are they cleaned?

    The racks are cleaned daily with disinfectant wipes – in the majority of schools it is a job that the teaching assistant takes responsibility for. Once a week the racks are deep cleaned by immersing in hot soapy water.

  • How do the children know which is their brush?

    The brushes are easily identified by a sticker system. Their brush has a sticker on it and the hole in the rack for their brush has the same sticker on it. The teaching assistant usually helps the children too.

  • Do the children enjoy it?

    Definitely, we have lots of positive feedback from the children. The great thing is they understand why it’s necessary too, which is very rewarding.

  • What actually happens during the tooth brushing?


    • Dry brushing is carried out in the schools. This means a minimal amount of toothpaste is used with a dry tooth brush – this stops froth and mess.

    • A timer is played and the children brush for 2 minutes, aided by the teacher and the teaching assistant.

    • When finished, mouths are wiped with disposable paper towels.

    • Children do not rinse out after brushing as this lessens the effect of the fluoride.

    • Ideally, the “no rinse- dry brushing” technique should be carried out at home too.

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