18 Sep 2011

Islington children get free fluoride treatment for their teeth

Islington children get free fluoride treatment for their teeth
By JON DEAN
Sunday, September 18, 2011
8:38 AM
Children under 10 can now get access to a new free dental treatment thanks to an initiative by NHS Islington.
The new scheme, which started this month , involves specialist dental teams heading to 34 schools, nurseries and children’s centres around the borough to provide free fluoride varnish to kids aged between three and 10.
The varnish is a coating painted on teeth to reduce tooth decay and while children are under 10 they can receive two treatments a year free of charge.
Islington has one of the highest levels of tooth decay among young children in the country.
Despite this, a third of the borough’s kids don’t visit the dentist for regular check-ups, even though they are free for children, and NHS Islington is encouraging the mantra: “first tooth = first visit”...

Why can't they do that in Southampton instead of putting in that contaminated industrial "by-product" (waste) into all our water?

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