BDP In The Local Community

As part of our commitment to the local community, some of our Dentists and Dental Nurses recently visited Beeston Fields Primary School and Nursery to teach children the importance of brushing and a healthy diet.

As part of ‘Kids Club’ we are trying to promote good oral health in the community and the local area to help improve children’s and parents understanding of keeping teeth clean and having a healthy diet.

 Some of the team from BDP at Nottingham's Oral Health Promotion's team resource centre

Some of the team from BDP at Nottingham's Oral Health Promotion's team resource centre

During our visit to Beeston Fields Primary School we covered a range of topics with the children including: how to brush the teeth, role play of what to expect when they come to the Dentist and what foods are good and bad for them.

We also held two sessions with parents giving them useful information on diet, foods containing sugars that they may not have been aware of and how to care for their children’s teeth. There was an opportunity for the parents to sign their children up to the practice and to talk to our Dentists about any concerns they may have.

We believe that it is very important to engage with children at an early age and the earlier a child visits the dentist the better. Our role-play allowed children to engage with the Dentist. The children dressed up as dentists, nurses and receptionists and had a little play with the equipment used at the surgery e.g. gloves, masks, dental mirror, our toy dental chair etc. making the whole experience less daunting and new.

We really enjoyed our outing to Beeston Fields Primary School, we would like to thank the parents, the staff for being so lovely and supportive during our time at the school and the children who were absolutely fantastic and made the session fun and interactive. A special thanks to the Nottingham Oral Health Promotion team who let us borrow their equipment for the day. 

Feel free to contact the practice to speak to our Oral Health Educator and School Lead Nurse Kayleigh for more information or to arrange a vist on 0115 9254169.