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Designed to Smile

A small girl having her teeth brushed
Designed to Smile is:

A national programme to improve the oral health of children in Wales: It is funded by the Welsh Government and was launched in 2009. All of the Designed to Smile services and all NHS dental treatments for children are free.

A preventative programme for children from birth: This involves a wide range of professionals, including health visitors and other early  years services. The aims are to help start good habits by giving advice to families with young children, providing toothbrushes and toothpaste and encouraging going to a dental practice before a child's first birthday.

A preventative programme for nursery and primary school children:  This involves the delivery of nursery and school-based toothbrushing and fluoride varnish programmes for children to help protect teeth against decay.


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