Tory England’s dental care cutbacks begin to bite badly as SNP government results in better teeth for bairns

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In Scotland 71% of P1s had no decay at all up 45% on 2002/3

In Scotland average number of teeth with decay is halved

 In June 2018, English Labour described deterioration in children’s dental care, in England, as ‘unacceptable.’ In 2016, the BBC and the Telegraph described dental care for children in England as ‘Third World.’

Yesterday NHS Scotland were able to reveal a more confident smile as our bairns become less affected by tooth decay. Richard Leonard was unavailable for comment.

P1teeth

From the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland:

‘More than 70 percent of P1 children had no obvious decay experience in their primary teeth in the school year 2017/18. This is a substantial improvement since ISD started recording this information in school year 2002/03 (45%). In the school year 2017/18, the average number of teeth affected by obvious decay experience in P1 children was 1.14. This is less than half of the average number of teeth affected in the school year 2002/03 (2.76).’

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Dental-Care/Publications/2018-10-23/2018-10-23-NDIP-Summary.pdf?21130007506

In England:

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Sources:

Unacceptable deterioration in children’s dental care – Labour

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-15/unacceptable-deterioration-in-childrens-dental-care-labour/

Dental care in England ‘Third World’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35221163

‘Third World’ dentistry crisis in England

More than 400 dentists write to the Telegraph arguing the NHS dentistry system is ‘unfit for purpose’ as 46,400 children are admitted to hospital for tooth decay

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12079233/Third-World-dentistry-crisis-in-England.html

 

 

 

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