Final preparations underway for Childsmile 2014

Children across the Western Isles will be encouraged to drop-in to their local dental practice for this summer’s Childsmile campaign.

Dental staff across the Western Isles are making final preparations as dental clinics become kids’ zones, and children are encouraged to have fun, play with toys and enjoy the activities on offer, so that dental appointments become something to look forward to.

Last year Childsmile events across the Western Isles were incredibly successful, with around 1,500 children attending Childsmile appointments; each one having fun and getting their teeth checked too.

Feedback from last year’s campaign was 100 per cent positive, with ‘going to the dentist’ being seen as a positive activity by many of the youngest members of our communities.

Childsmile is held on an annual basis and each child that attends an appointment gets a dental examination and receives diet advice, toothbrush instruction and an application of fluoride varnish where appropriate.

Don’t forget to phone your local dental clinic to make an appointment for your child:

Week of July 7th: Western Isles Dental Clinic in Stornoway (01851 707500)

Week of July 7th: Lochboisdale Dental Clinic in South Uist (01878 700257)

Week of July 14th: Scalpay Dental Clinic (01859 540275)

Week of July 21st: Lochmaddy Dental Clinic in North Uist (01876 500242)

Week of July 28th: Liniclate Dental Clinic in Benbecula (01870 602178)

Week of August 4th: Barra Dental Clinic (01871 810400)