Brushing for life21st September 2006
Health Minster Rosie Winterton has launched a scheme, Brushing for Life, to encourage families with young children in disadvantaged areas to get into the habit of brushing their children's teeth regularly with fluoride toothpaste.
Health visitors and health care professionals with appropriate training distribute free 'Brushing for Life' packs containing Colgate toothpaste, toothbrush and a leaflet on oral hygiene to families with young children when they are visiting their local health centre. Families will also receive advice on care of their child's teeth, ensuring that oral health is part of general health promotion. The scheme was launched at Appleby health centre in Newham.
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