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Reporting back on the scheme to improve the dental health of children in Wales.

A national oral health improvement programme to improve the dental health of children in Wales.

The Welsh Government is determined to tackle oral health inequalities. Designed to Smile aims to reduce the gap between the oral health of children from the most deprived and the least deprived families in Wales.

Designed to Smile encourages children to brush their teeth daily with a fluoride toothpaste to reduce the levels of tooth decay. The scheme is delivered by the Community Dental Service in schools and nurseries in some of our most disadvantaged communities where chronic tooth decay is worst.

For more information on the NHS dental survey programme for Wales please visit the 

Welsh Oral Health Information Unit website (external link) 

Inquiry into children's oral health in Wales (external link)

Designed to Smile website (external link)