This week’s MEND news! - 10 March 2016
Hi St Stephens !
As part of our MEND in Schools sessions this week we are learning about oral health. NHS dental services are FREE for …
- Under 18 years old and under 19 years old in full time education
- Pregnant woman
- Woman with an infant up to 1 years of age
- Individuals on income support
All children can use family toothpaste containing 1350-1500ppm (parts per million) fluoride
Ideally a child should being visiting a dentist at least once a year.
Top tip … Tooth brushing should be supervised until the age of seven making sure they don’t lick or eat toothpaste from the tube!
Visit the NHS choices website to search for a dentist near you!
We should brush our teeth twice a day for 2 minutes.
You should try and brush your teeth before bed and on one other occasion during the day.
Whole school weekly challenge
Physical activity – make sure you brush your teeth for 2 minutes everyday
SUPERDUDE TIP – Try using a timing app to make it more fun!
Nutrition challenge – Take a water bottle out with you everywhere you go
SUPERDUDE TIP – Remember to drink 6-8 glasses of water everyday
Let us know how you get on! If you need any support in succeeding in your weekly challenge, we are happy to help!
Jo and Alex