30 Jul 2009

Barry Cockroft C.D.O. visits Halton to see war on tooth decay

Barry Cockroft, Department of Health chief dental officer, visits Halton to see war on tooth decay
Jul 29 2009 by Adrian Short, Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
A TOP dental expert has visited Halton to see what progress has been made in the fight against rotten teeth.
Barry Cockroft, Department of Health chief dental officer, observed how cash was being spent in Halton, which has poor dental health compared with other areas.
The average Halton five-year-old has two decaying teeth compared to the English average of 1.47.
An NHS Halton and St Helens spokesman said that an “ambitious programme targeting schoolchildren” is ongoing in the borough.
During his trip Mr Cockroft was showed how “dental capacity” had been increased and a scheme to distribute 30,000 tubes of toothpaste and fluoride toothbrushes to be given to the borough’s children. He also saw how fluoride varnishing had been increased.

No mention of fluoridation!

1 comment:

Lesley said...

So Halton has poor dental health?
The average is 2 decayed teeth compared to the average of 1.47 decayed teeth.
That is a difference of HALF A TOOTH
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Surely, a national emergency !!!
Just shows that dental health figures are a farce, as is the myth of fluoridation's benefits...