Fluoride toothpaste helps to keep teeth strong
For children under 3 years For children over 3 years
Designed to Smile supports supervised toothbrushing for children in some nurseries and infant schools in Wales. This is not instead of brushing at home twice a day, but as well brushing at home.
Each nursery or school programme is organised in a safe and effective way. There is a lead person who is responsible for the toothbrushing programme.
Staff are given a detailed training programme and checks are carried out at least once a term against national standards of best practice.
A ‘family’ fluoride toothpaste containing 1350-1500 parts per million (ppm) fluoride is used in the programme for over 3’s. A small pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste is used.
A toothpaste containing 1000 ppm fluoride is used for under 3’s. A small smear of fluoride toothpaste is used.
The toothpaste manufacturer used by Designed to Smile has confirmed that the products are free from any animal derivatives and suitable for use by vegetarians.