July 1, 2019
by British Dental Journal
The British Dental Association (BDA) has applauded recommendations from the London Assembly in their new report ‘Keeping the Tooth Fairy Away’, addressing child oral health inequalities across the capital.
The report has backed key recommendations from the BDA, including support for supervised tooth brushing in every early years settings and a media campaign to promote uptake of NHS dental services to parents of young children. The paper also calls on the Mayor to encourage all London schools to go sugar free.
Official data has shown that a quarter (26%) of 5-year-olds in London suffer from decay – making the capital the third worst area in England in terms of oral health outcomes after the North West and Yorkshire and Humber, with massive inequalities between different London boroughs.
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