We had great fun offering interactive experiments to deliver an oral health message to families at this year’s Staffordshire County Show.
The Priors Dental Practice teamed up with a science workshop company to host the activities on our stand during the two-day event on the 1st and 2nd June at the Stafford County Show ground.
The activities took place to mark National Smile Month and included fun experiments based on teeth, healthy eating and dental hygiene.
Lindsey Edwards, our practice manager comments: “As part of our stand at the show we offered opportunities to experiment and learn, giving families the chance to talk to children in a fun, interactive way about what teeth are, how to look after them, and what would happen if they didn’t take good care of them.”
The Priors Dental Practice attended the event as part of our work to support National Smile Month, which ran from 16 May to 16 June and is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.
Lindsey explains: “We had a great time at the event, we saw lots of children at the stand who said they enjoyed themselves – their parent’s enjoyed it too! Whilst the stand was a lot of fun, there was also a serious need for us to support local families by providing really good information and advice about oral health and sugar consumption for children. The Local Government Association (LGA) recently revealed that the number of tooth removal procedures amongst children over the last five years has grown by more than a quarter. Latest figures show that there were more than 40,970 removal procedures carried out on under-18s in 2014-15 compared with 32,457 in 2010-11*.”