15 Jan 2011

Wales - Thousands benefit from toothbrushing scheme

Thousands benefit from toothbrushing scheme
Section Health | Published on 14 Jan 2011

All Community Dental Services in Wales are now delivering the Designed to Smile (D2S) scheme, Health Minister Edwina Hart has announced today ].

Over 30,000 children are now benefiting from the scheme, delivered through 500 schools, improving their oral health and preventing tooth decay.

Following successful pilots in north and central south Wales the programme was rolled out nationally in 2009 and is now being expanded to nurseries and playgroups. In the scheme dental health support workers deliver a supervised tooth-brushing programme in schools and provide toothbrushes and toothpaste to school children along with oral health advice.

Significant progress has been made across Wales with more children from deprived areas taking part in tooth brushing schemes designed to provide children with the tools they need to develop and maintain good oral health from an early age. Part of this service is delivered via mobile dental health units that provide specialist preventive care and treatment to schools.............

Why couldn't the SCSHA use these targeted methods rather than fluoridation?

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