The Oral Health Improvement Team is based within Leicestershire County Council's Public Health Team and provide;
- Supervised Tooth Brushing training for staff in early years settings
- Oral Health training for frontline staff
- Oral Health Resource Library
- Supporting communities in promoting national oral health campaigns
The service provides support to professionals to promote oral health and prevent tooth decay.
Establishing tooth brushing routines within early year's settings can positively be linked to the three main components of the early year's curriculum.
Early years settings provide a learning environment in which children can develop lifelong skills, attitudes, behaviours and knowledge to influence positive oral and health outcomes in later life.