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Oral Health Promotion

We are part of Community & Special Care Dentistry which is hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust.

Our aim is to provide an oral health improvement programme in Sheffield to improve oral health for our local communities and reduce inequalities particularly of children and young people. We cover the whole of Sheffield and work within a range of settings through partnerships between health, local authorities and the voluntary and independent sector.

The main area of activity focuses on optimising exposure to fluoride, partnership working and tobacco control.

More information about the activities of the oral health promotion team and oral health improvement in Sheffield can be found in the Sheffield Oral Health Improvement Strategy.

Firth Park Clinic
North Quadrant
Firth Park
Sheffield
S5 6NU
Telephone: 0114 3078600

National Campaigns

There are a number of National Campaigns to help raise awareness of the importance of oral health these include National Smile Month, Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, No Smoking Day and many others.

Key Oral Health Messages

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with a family fluoride toothpaste containing 1450ppm of fluoride
  • For children under 3 years old use a smear of fluoride toothpaste, for children over 3 years old a pea sized amount
  • Spit out toothpaste after brushing but do not rinse
  • Reduce the consumption and frequency of food and drinks containing sugar. Restrict to meal times only
  • Visit the dentist at least once a year
  • We recommend children have a dental check by the age of one.

Resources to loan

We have oral health education resources that can be loaned free of charge including models of teeth, posters, story sacks and jigsaws
Contact us for more information on 0114 2716142

Oral Healthcare Training

The oral health promotion team can provide oral health care training for staff working within health or education. The aim of the training is to provide information on the key oral health messages to help raise awareness of the importance of oral health and to improve the oral health of the client group you are working with.
Contact us for more information on 0114 2716142

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