Derbyshire County Council has secured some short-term funding to assist our vulnerable populations with obtaining oral health resources.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on dental services, and this has been felt more severely by those who were already more likely to have poorer health outcomes. It is recognised that inequalities exist in oral health outcomes for some population groups and that is why we would like to offer your services free tooth brushing packs.
Dental decay is almost entirely preventable, and the risk of developing oral health problems can be reduced by the adoption of good oral hygiene including brushing daily with fluoride toothpaste. Poor oral health can have a negative impact throughout life and can cause pain and infection, leading to difficulties with eating, sleeping, socialising and well-being.
Each tooth brushing pack will include either an adult or child toothbrush and toothpaste and include oral health key promotional messages. A minimum order of two boxes must be made, there are around 40 toothbrushing packs in each box.
If you work with vulnerable populations in Derbyshire, your organisation/group can apply to help distribute these resources.
We have set up a simple online order system and Derbyshire County Council Logistics Hub will arrange to deliver the packs to you.
You will need to register before Friday 17th February 2023. Visit Oral Health Hygiene Pack Ordering then we will send you the link to place your order and our team will deliver the products to you.