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North-east students engage in dental health roadshow

Posted by Yvonne Wallace

Children in the north-east of England have been visited by a roadshow intended to increase the oral health levels of young people in the area.

According to the Chronicle, Joanne Purvis, the oral health promotion team’s manager, stated that there has been a lot of positive feedback from pupils and parents about the scheme.

“The children really seem to enjoy the activities, which include tasting healthy snacks and showing them the correct way to brush their teeth,” she told the news provider.

Assistant head at Dryden School in Low Fell, Gateshead, Louise Coulson described the oral health roadshow as “great” and stated that the young people were all “engaged” on the day.

The oral health promotion team from South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust recently travelled to schools in Sunderland and Washington to improve the dental care of young people in the north-east of the country, the Sunderland Echo reported.

A grant of £10,000 from the Wrigley Tooth Fairy Fund helped to make the project possible.

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