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From the desk of Mrs. Sonya Toet   Principal Summerhill Nursery School 


In today’s fast-paced world, ensuring that our children understand the importance of maintaining good oral health from a young age is vital. It’s never too early to instil good dental habits, and Summerhill Nursery, in partnership with Colgate and the Tooth Defenders, has taken a proactive approach in doing just that. This special nursery school, known for its commitment to holistic child development, recently conducted an Oral Health Workshop aimed at teaching even its 2-year-olds the significance of regular brushing and overall oral care. Let’s delve into this wonderful initiative and discover how Bright Smiles were brought to life.

The Collaborative Effort

Summerhill Nursery, nestled in the heart of a vibrant community, has always strived to provide the best care and education for young children. Recognising the importance of oral health as an integral part of overall well-being, they joined hands with Colgate, a global leader in oral care, and the Tooth Defenders, a group of dental professionals dedicated to promoting dental health awareness.

The Oral Health Workshop

The Oral Health Workshop organised by Summerhill Nursery School was a hands-on experience designed to make dental care engaging and educational for children as young as 2 years old. This initiative aimed to emphasise several key principles:

Brushing Twice a Day: Children were encouraged to understand that brushing their teeth twice a day is a fundamental part of maintaining a healthy smile. The workshop used fun and interactive activities to illustrate the proper way to brush.

Limiting Sugary Snacks: The importance of limiting sugary snacks was underscored, as these can be detrimental to dental health. Children were taught about making healthy snack choices and the impact of sugar on their teeth.

Visiting the Dentist: Building a positive relationship with dental visits was a central theme of the workshop. The children learned that regular visits to the dentist are essential for their oral health.

Learning to Floss: Flossing, often overlooked, was highlighted as an essential part of oral care. Children were introduced to the basics of flossing in a child-friendly manner.

Water Conservation: The workshop also incorporated a valuable lesson in water conservation. Children were taught to turn off the tap while brushing to help save water, a sustainable habit that benefits not only their oral health but also the environment.

Changing Toothbrushes: Understanding the importance of changing toothbrushes every three months was a part of the workshop. This lesson aimed to ensure that children always have the most effective tools for maintaining their dental health.

Colgate’s Contribution

Colgate, a renowned name in oral care, played a pivotal role in making this workshop a success. They generously provided soft-bristled toothbrushes and fluoride toothpaste for the children. These age-appropriate products ensured that the children had the best tools for their dental hygiene education.

Summerhill Nursery’s collaboration with Colgate and the Tooth Defenders to promote oral health awareness among young children is a commendable initiative that sets a remarkable example for early childhood education. By instilling good dental habits from a tender age, they are not only ensuring bright smiles today but also nurturing a lifetime of healthy dental practices.

The success of the Oral Health Workshop is a testament to the power of partnerships between educational institutions and responsible corporate entities. The children at Summerhill Nursery are not only benefiting from a well-rounded education but are also learning to care for their oral health, thanks to the Bright Smiles initiative.

In the end, we express our heartfelt gratitude to Colgate for their invaluable support in making this initiative a reality. By working together, we can pave the way for a future where every child’s smile shines as brightly as it can.