Brighter Smiles

Helping you maintain a healthy smile

At Smile Together we’re all about helping our communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly maintain a healthy smile. It’s not so easy during these days of Covid-19 - not only are dental practices closed for routine care but our Brighter Smiles team can’t visit primary schools, nurseries and family hubs across the county. [...]

Smile Together goes #FizzFree for February 2020

Once again we joined forces with Sugar Smart UK and our partners at Cornwall Council Public Health to help promote Fizz Free February, which was launched in 2018 by Southwark Council but has grown quickly to become a national initiative. Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18, and they [...]

Brighter Smiles and Seafarers Hospital Society featured on ITV West Country

Respected maritime health and welfare charity, the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has launched its latest initiative for fishing families. For the next 5 years they are generously funding Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health programme for children aged 5 - 9 in Newlyn School, right at the heart of the Cornish fishing community. Poor dental health [...]

Brighter Smiles Secured for Children in Bugle and Nanpean

Almost 450 nursery and primary school children in the heart of the Cornish clay area will be improving their long term oral health outcomes thanks to the generous support of Bristol-based DecaDent Ltd, leading provider of dental surgery equipment and service. The three-year commitment from DecaDent will enable the expert Brighter Smiles team from Smile [...]

Brighter Smiles ahead as Seafarers Hospital Society launches oral health initiative for schoolchildren in Newlyn

Respected maritime health and welfare charity, the Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS), was with us in Newlyn School on Wednesday 13th November 2019 to launch its latest initiative for fishing families. For the next 5 years SHS is generously funding our Brighter Smiles oral health programme for children aged 5 - 9 in Newlyn School, right [...]

Brighter Smiles Ahead for Children in Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School

Children at Mawgan-in-Pydar Primary School will be smiling brightly thanks to the generosity of Steve Coombe, owner of interior design company 3iDog. Steve is funding Brighter Smiles – Cornwall's Oral Health Campaign – in this local school which will see over 120 children receive oral health care and education from October 2019. This commitment sees [...]

Retired dentist makes generous donation to Brighter Smiles

Tooth decay remains the number one reason why children aged between five and nine are admitted to hospital. All of us in Smile Together remain passionate about oral health education and improving long term outcomes for Cornish children, which is why we invest so much of our own time and resource into Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s [...]

Brush-Baby donates hundreds of toothbrushes for Brighter Smiles

Hampshire-based Brush-Baby Ltd has generously donated almost 600 of their fun and easy to use toothbrushes to Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health campaign. With deep clean bristles, these ‘FlossBrushes’ are specially designed for young children, especially those who don’t floss, so are perfect for Brighter Smiles which seeks to improve the oral health outcomes of [...]

Brady Construction Services bringing Brighter Smiles for children in Roche

Over 250 children at Roche Community Primary School and the neighbouring Roche Pebbles Childcare Centre will be improving their oral health thanks to Brady Construction Services' support for Brighter Smiles, Cornwall’s oral health campaign. This support sees the company join a growing number of organisations committed to reversing the continuing trend of avoidable tooth extractions [...]

National recognition for our Brighter Smiles oral health nurse

We are so very proud that Jo Trevelyan, our Brighter Smiles lead oral health nurse, was recognised as one of just four winners of the 2019 national 'Nominate a Smile' for her incredible dedication to spreading healthy and happy smiles wherever she goes. The competition, run as part of National Smile Month, is an opportunity for [...]