Today, everybody at the British Dental Health Foundation is celebrating World Book Day!

As a charity, we are determined to improve the oral health of children not only across the United Kingdom but all over the world. We believe in creating a platform where basic lessons and education can be passed on so that children can be taught the value of good oral hygiene.

Our Educational Resources team provide more than 40 children’s books, delivered to schools and health facilities everywhere. Supplying positive oral health messages to young children is something we feel very passionately about. After all, by learning these important habits at an early age means they are more likely to carry them on into adulthood.

Children’s oral health in the UK is generally very good but fundamental problems still exist. Children not being taken to the dentist, not being provided with toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste and having imbalanced diets loaded with sugar. As a result, we have more than one in four five-year-olds showing visible signs of tooth decay.

Learning about basic oral health and hygiene are lessons that cannot afford to be ignored so please take a page out of our book!

We’re asking dental professionals, teachers and educators to take up the challenge and deliver oral health education in a bid to increase the oral health and well-being of children aged 3-11.

Visit where you can browse all our titles, suitable for a variety of ages and learning abilities. There are informative and educational books to help deliver oral health messages and guidance through fun stories with engaging characters and dental messages to help build confidence.

And remember… all proceeds go to a great cause.

We’re backing World Book Day. So whether you’re a parent, teacher or health professional, please join us and help teach your children, pupils or young patients the value of a healthy smile.

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The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section


Oral Health Foundation

The Oral Health Foundation is a charity that works to improve oral health by providing education, advice, and support to millions of people every year, changing lives for the better. Our mission is to support others in achieving a healthier life through better oral health. Our vision is to live in a world where everybody has a healthy mouth and is free of dental disease. Poor oral health can have a harmful and devastating effect on a person’s life – both for their physical health and mental wellbeing. We are determined to help more people achieve good oral health and have a better quality of life. Sadly, oral disease remains common, across the life course. We are taking the challenge to reduce the harm caused by poor oral health and the responsibility to create a healthier future for everybody. We do this because we believe that everybody deserves to have good oral health. To make sure this happens, by 2024, we will:

    • Work towards decreasing the prevalence of oral disease across communities.
    • Increase the number of people accessing our help and information services.
    • Diversify our range of resources to reach more communities.
    • Successfully campaign for policies which help people achieve healthier lives.
    • Generate new and nurture existing income streams that enable us to deliver our charitable objectives.

We are going to achieve success by:

    • Running awareness campaigns like National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month.
    • Giving anybody who needs it direct support through our Dental Helpline.
    • Influencing policy on subjects like dental access, sugar, and tobacco.
    • Providing consumer advice on oral health care products and working alongside manufacturers to make sure products do what they claim to do.
    • Creating resources and information that communicates positive oral health messages.
    • Working alongside others who share our passion for health and wellbeing.

To find out more about us, visit our website at

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