Den­tal care has to be top pri­or­ity

COM­MENT NEWS: Kids’ teeth not ex­am­ined – Page 15

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - COMMENT -

GIV­ING our kids the best start in life means keep­ing them fit and healthy – and reg­u­lar den­tal check-ups must be part of that. It is en­cour­ag­ing, then, that the num­ber of North-east chil­dren be­ing seen by an NHS den­tist has soared over the past year. But it is clear that much work still needs to be done, with the tar­get for ev­ery pri­mary one child to be ex­am­ined still not be­ing met in our area. And it is wor­ry­ing that we are trail­ing be­hind the rest of Scot­land in the num­ber of three to five-year-olds – and adults – reg­is­tered with an NHS den­tist. It is clear who­ever forms the next Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has to make de­cent den­tal care for the North-east a pri­or­ity.

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