We love healthy smiles in Slough - free dentist open days for under fives

Published: 15 May 2019

Starting Well dentist practices in Slough will be holding an open day on May 29 in half term to encourage parents with young children to come along and introduce them to the dentist.

Slough currently has the highest tooth decay rate in the South East and is one of 13 towns that has been identified nationally under the Starting Well:A Smile4Life Initative, where tooth decay in under fives is at a particularly high level.

The council’s public health team and dentists have also been working very closely with local schools, to help with oral health education and facilitate supervised brushing.

Come along to one of the following dentist surgeries on May 29 and join in the fun, or call ahead to book your child’s first dentist appointment – it’s free!

• Farnham Road Dental Practice – call 01753 537634 to book
• Abbey Dental Surgery - call 01753 536601 to book
• Smile High Street – call 01753 523410 to book
• Smile Cippenham Dental Practice – call 01753 577017 to book
• Dentalcare – 276 Langley High Street – call 01753 543742 to book

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “We know the work we have been doing with the Starting Well dental practices is starting to pay off. Dentists are reporting more booked appointments for children up to two years old and one in fact noted a 70 per cent increase! Schools are getting great feedback from parents and teachers, and, our dentist open days are always well attended.

“Good oral health is important from an early age and so reducing the amount of sugar in a young person’s diet, brushing teeth twice a day, and, attending the dentist is what the healthy smiles campaign is promoting in Slough.

“Everyone is welcome to come along to their local dentist practices and learn more about good oral health - do drop in on May 29 especially to meet your local dentist and have a conversation about how you can keep your children’s teeth healthy.”