FULL REPORT: Why children in Rochdale are getting teeth brushing lessons at school

Parts of Greater Manchester have some of the worst rates of tooth decay in the country, so the NHS is trying out a new idea, getting children to brush their teeth in class as part of their school day.

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Lessons in brushing teeth

Pupils are being given lessons in brushing their teeth at schools in Greater Manchester. The pilot scheme, called Smile Time, is being held in Rochdale which has one of the worst records of tooth decay in the country.