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 debilitating toothache. Nationally this costs the NHS in England over £35m per year, a cost that has increased 65% over the last 5 years. Combined with the educational impact of lost school days and the economic burden of parental absence from work, this becomes even more significant.
This is almost completely preventable if children have access to effective oral health education, fluoride application and toothbrushing clubs at an early stage. Our specialist dental team became so disillusioned with removing teeth from so many children that we launched our Brighter Smiles Campaign, already backed by Cornwall Council and brand communications agency FUEL.
Join us to prevent tooth decay and make a sustainable difference to our younger generation.
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 which includes:
Above all these activities are a fun way of highlighting the importance of good oral health from an early age and delivering sound advice about the best oral health regimes for a sustainably healthy future of super bright smiles. To involve your school please contact us
Our campaign provides a range of mutually beneficial opportunities for supporters to make a real difference to young people in their local community. On average it costs £10 per child to deliver this oral healthcare programme in schools across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. That works out at around £250 per class* or if you’d like to support an average school of one-form intake each year you’d only pay £1500*
*Based on 25 children per class
Help us reach more schools and more children by becoming a supporter and in return for financially supporting our campaign in your local school you will benefit from:
Contact us to demonstrate your Corporate Social Responsibility and support for your local community.