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Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles

Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles aims to improve the oral health of children and adults in Leicester, and reduce tooth decay and associated health issues.

National Smile Month (18 May to 18 June)

We are encouraging people across Leicester to take part from home. Tuesday 19 May is ‘Tooth Tickling Tuesday’ and we would love to see your funny toothbrushing photos! You could dress up in a costume or stand in the garden whilst brushing your teeth, it’s up to you! Send in your pictures by using the hashtag #SmileLeicester or by emailing them to us at

We also have an activity pack for younger children to complete, which you can download at the bottom of this page. Remember in lockdown it is as important as ever to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day.


Do you know about the 'Brush, book, bed' routine?
Find tools and get tips to help establish good brushing habits and make it a routine.

Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles aims to provide:

  • Free toothbrushes and toothpaste for children in oral health packs. All children in the city will receive five oral health care packs by the time they are five, which contain a toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste and oral health information
  • Free baby bottle swaps in all of our children, young people and families centres
  • Supervised toothbrushing. Many of our early years settings (aged 0-5) take part in our free supervised toothbrushing programme where your children will learn how to brush their teeth properly every day.

What can I do to improve my child's oral health?

There are a number of simple steps you can take:

  • take your child to see the dentist before they are one and go regularly
  • brush your child's teeth as soon as the first tooth appears
  • brush at least twice a day
  • don't rinse after brushing just spit the toothpaste out
  • use a fluoride toothpaste
  • ask your dentist about fluoride varnish
  • limit sugary drinks and snacks to meal times only.

You can also view and download our free oral health resources.

To find out how to access these services, contact our oral health team:

Accredited Healthy Teeth, Happy Smiles dental practices

The following dental practices in Leicester are accredited family-friendly dental practices and have demonstrated their commitment to improving children’s oral health in the city 

Practice name Address Tel number
Moti Smile Design Centre 286 Aylestone Road, LE2 7QT 0116 283 2334
Saffron Lane Dental Practice 591 Saffron Lane, LE2 6UN 0116 283 2612
Willowbrook Dental Practice 339 Humberstone Road, LE5 3DF 0116 262 1151
JDRM Dental Care Limited 10 Nelson St, LE1 7BA 0116 296 1473
JDRM Dental Care Limited 5 Roman St, LE3 0BD 0116 296 1478
Smilecare 72 Beaumont Leys Lane, LE4 2BA 0116 266 1422
Splendental Dental Care 498 Narborough Rd, LE3 2FU 0116 289 1078
Smile Dental Practitioners 222 Uppingham Road, LE5 0QG 0116 246 0795
Parkview Dental Practice 138 Victoria Park Rd, LE2 1XD 0116 270 1116
The Whitehouse Dental 36 East Park Road, LE5 5HH 0116 273 0456
Gohills Dental Practice 194 East Park Rd, LE5 5FD 0116 273 8710
Practices working towards their accreditation Address Tel number
Winchester Avenue Dental Surgery 34 Winchester Avenue, LE3 1AU 0116 291 0055