Teeth Team in the Community

A popular city-wide programme improving the oral health of children across Hull.


What does the Teeth Team do?

Teeth Team goes into schools and coordinates with the staff to teach children, staff and parents about the importance of good oral health and how to maintain it. Included in this is a fluoride varnish application, which helps to protect the children’s teeth from decay.

Launched in 2011 with a pilot initiative in just one school, this is now a popular city-wide programme improving the oral health of children across Hull.

“This is a superb programme that I completely support. Fluoride is a key health inequalities issue. Put simply, this programme, along with water fluoridation, will give poor kids rich kids’ teeth. I will do everything I can to help to expand Teeth Team into every nursery and primary school in my constituency.” Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson MP | Former Secretary of State for Health