Children are eating 3 times as much sugar as they should which is causing tooth decay and excess weight. By the age of 3 children in our district average 2.59 decayed, missing or filled teeth. By the age of 5, 1 in 5 children are above a healthy weight
Smile4Life is a storytime event for families with pre-school children to establish good drinking habits and tooth care early.
To meet the Health Improvement and Oral Health Promotion Teams for expert advice, an opportunity to ask questions and some helpful leaflets and free items, visit Smile4Life storytimes at
Wakefield Library, Tuesday 17 May 1.30-2.15
Pontefract Library, Wednesday 18 May 9.30-10.30 or 10.45 – 11.45
Airedale Library, Monday 23rd May 10 – 11am
South Elmsall Library, Tuesday 24 May 9.30 – 11am
Featherstone Library, Thursday 26 May 9.30 – 10.30am
Hemsworth Library, Friday 27 May 10 – 10.30am
The most important messages to take care of children’s teeth and give them a great smile for life are
Drink milk or water rather than juices and fizzy drinks
Brush teeth twice every day, in the morning and before bed.
Visit the dentist regularly.