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Children’s books aim to help improve Nottingham’s oral health

The Trust is launching a series of books to encourage children to look after their oral health, as part of World Book Day on 3 March. 

The Oral Health Promotion Team, run by County Health Partnerships, are promoting their three new oral health books, Oops I’ve Forgotten my Toothbrush, I’ve got a Wobbly Tooth and Going to the Dentist, at libraries across Nottingham during the week of 29 February.  

The series tells the stories of seven-year-old Benji and four-year-old Zara as they learn about good oral health. The team, also known as the Tooth Fairies of Nottingham, co-wrote each book. 

Throughout the week, the team will be visiting local libraries to talk about Benji and Zara, and how children can have a happy, healthy smile. Arts and crafts, puppets and pretend play will also be on offer at each session.

1 March:         Bilborough Library (10.00 – 11.00) 
2 March:         Meadows Library (10.00-11.00)
                       Hyson Green Library (13.30 – 14.30)

We hope that, through listening to the stories, children and families will learn key oral health messages. Everyone is welcome to come along – we can’t wait to meet you all!

                                  - Julia Wilkinson, Head of Oral Health Promotion

A copy of each book will be donated to all libraries in the City.

Laura Iremonger, Library Lead for Health and Wellbeing for Nottingham City Council, said:“Nottingham City Library and Information Service are pleased to be working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare to improve the oral health of children in Nottingham. 

“Libraries have fantastic collections aimed at helping families make informed choices about their health and wellbeing and these new books are a great addition to our stock. What better time to promote these new materials than with fun activities in libraries during the week of World Book Day?”

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