Latest News Headlines
On-Air Now
Listen Live
Facebook

Nurseries take part in toothbrushing project

Mon, 11 Sep 2017


Children attending six of the Island's nurseries are taking part in a pilot toothbrushing project in a bid to reduce tooth decay.

Each kid will be supplied with a toothbrush which will be kept at the nursery for the duration of the three-month trial, and will be supervised while brushing their teeth every day.

The Department of Health and Social Care hopes the project will be brought in across the Island next year if the pilot is successful.

The project is based on Scotland's Childsmile programme, which is estimated to save the NHS there around £5m a year in dental treatment.

It's estimated around a quarter of five year olds on the Island are suffering from tooth decay.

Bookmark and Share

 

 

Subscribe to get Energy FM News direct to your mobile device

You can get Energy FM News delivered direct to your mobile device using one of the following methods.

  • In the Apple News App on iOS search for Energy FM IOM and then just add it to your favourites
  • In the Google News & Weather App just search for Energy FM and then add us as a customised section
  • If you use an RSS Reader then just add our feed to your app, click here for our news RSS feed