Cornwall's Oral Health Campaign

Brighter smiles for local children

The challenge right Now

In Cornwall the highest single cause of hospital admissions for children between the ages of 5-9 is tooth extraction under general anaesthetic - a medically proven risk to anyone, let alone a frightened child with painful toothache.

20

hospital admissions per week in Cornwall (5-9 year olds)

36%

of children do not see an NHS dentist each year

£35m

cost to the NHS in England per year

60

teeth will be removed from the mouths of kids in
Cornwall today under general anaesthetic

5

The average 5 year old consumes its own
body weight in sugar each year

179,000

teeth are extracted from 0-9 year olds each year
under general anaesthetic

Get involved

Schools

Our campaign is dedicated to making a difference in Cornish communities. Working together with Cornwall Council, local businesses and individuals we go into schools providing fun and educational oral health education, tooth brushing clubs and fluoride varnishing. See how your school could benefit.

Dental Professionals

We are working with other dental professionals who share our ‘prevention is better than cure’ outlook and, like us, care deeply about the oral health of their local community and the younger generation.  In some cases, their dental nurses have undertaken training with us and joined our bank of volunteers to deliver the campaign in local schools.

Supporters

Our campaign provides a range of mutually beneficial opportunities for supporters to make a real difference in their local community.  Help us reach more schools and more children by becoming a supporter.

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