Now nanny state wants lessons in brushing teeth!

Oct 22, 2014 by

Schools must teach children to brush their teeth during breaks from lessons to halt shocking levels of decay, the health watchdog has said.

It blames parents’ bad habits and sugar-laden diets including fruit juice for rotting the teeth of thousands of youngsters.

Senior dentists say the problem is so severe that children as young as three are having all 20 milk teeth extracted because they have all decayed.

Teachers’ unions say that it is parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children brush their teeth correctly

Teachers’ unions say that it is parents’ responsibility to ensure that their children brush their teeth correctly

Now, in guidance issued today, the watchdog NICE is instructing staff at primary schools and nurseries to hold supervised brushing sessions at least once a day.

But teaching unions said it was parents’ responsibility to ensure children brushed their teeth and there are concerns it will cut into learning time.

Nonetheless, the guidelines urge staff to issue children with two sets of toothbrushes and toothpaste – one to keep at school and another to take home in case they don’t have one.

via Now nanny state wants lessons in brushing teeth! Schools told they must help halt decay caused by children’s sugary diets | Daily Mail Online.

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