Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Oral Health Promotion Team will be working with local libraries and schools to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health as part of World Book Day on 1 March.
The team will offer sessions for children and families during the week of 26 February where they can learn about the importance of a healthy mouth and listen to a story about going to the dentist, read by the Tooth Fairy.
Tuesday 27 February: Clifton Library, Nottingham – 10.30am
Meadows Library, Nottingham – 2.30pm
Wednesday 28 February: Hyson Green Library, Nottingham – 10.30am
Sutton in Ashfield Library, nr Mansfield – 2.30pm
Thursday 1 March: Bilborough Library, Nottingham – 10.30am
Eastwood Library, Nottingham – 2.30pm
Julia Wilkinson, Head of Oral Health Promotion at the Trust, said, “World Book Day is a great opportunity to share key oral health messages with children and families through the magic of a story. By using books, we can educate children in a fun and engaging way whilst delivering dental messages to help build their confidence.”
All children will be given a toothbrush, sticker and a bookmark; and have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Tooth Fairy.
As well as the above sessions open to the public, there will be set sessions run specifically for schools across Nottinghamshire to attend during the week.
Clare Thomas, Foundation teacher & Foundation Unit Co-ordinator at Greenfields Community School said, “The children are very much looking forward to the 'Tales with the Tooth Fairy’ library session. They currently feel very confident and excited that with all their tooth brushing in school and at home, the Tooth Fairy will notice their shiny white smiles!”