Thorney Close Primary School

"Where Learning Blossoms..."

Oral Health

Tooth decay can cause problems with eating, sleeping, communication and socialising, and results in many days being missed from school.  

At Thorney Close Primary School we promote a healthy life style including oral health. We do this in various ways, including;

  • A vigorous PSHE programme that teaches children about the importance about diet and the effects on our bodies including teeth.
  • Meaningful links made in Science.
  • Healthy meal choices that promote a balanced diet. 
  • Staff working with external health professionals to support families. 

Please find below a selection of leaflets and links to help you support your child with good dental hygiene and oral health.

Finding a Dentist

National Smile Month - Oral Health Foundation

Dental Services: South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust

Healthy Snack Guide

NHS: Sugar the Facts