Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Oral health

Oral health


Tooth decay can cause problems with eating, sleeping, communication and socialising, and results in at least 60,000 days being missed from school during the year for hospital extractions alone. Tooth decay could be prevented by cutting down on sugar, as well as brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste.


At Springhead Primary, we promote a healthy lifestyle including oral health. We do this in various ways, including.

Teaching about dental hygiene in the Foundation stage

A PSHE programme that teaches children about the importance of a good diet and the effects on our bodies including teeth.

Meaningful links made in science

Through our school lunches healthy meal choices that promote a balanced diet.

Staff working with external health professionals to support families.


Please find below a selection of leaflets to help you support your child with good dental hygiene and oral health.