28 Sep 2011

Plymouth Children to be Offered Fluoride Varnish Treatments

Plymouth Children to be Offered Fluoride Varnish Treatments
Children in poor areas of Plymouth will be given fluoride varnish treatments to try and reduce rates of decay.
The fluoride scheme will be aimed at seventeen schools in deprived areas of Plymouth. The programme has been launched as a result of research that shows significant inequalities in standards of oral health in different areas of the city.

Research showed that a third of five-year-old children in Plymouth suffer from tooth decay, however, rates differed according to the area, with figures ranging from just under 7% in Elburton and Dunstone to 56% in Barne Barton....

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