Chil­dren all smiles with den­tist visit

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN at two Hilling­don schools will be given den­tal check-ups in the spring with­out hav­ing to set foot in a surgery.

Feel­good Den­tal Prac­tice, in Bel­mont Road, Uxbridge, is to pay a visit to West Dray­ton Pri­mary School and Rabb­s­farm Pri­mary School, in West Dray­ton and Yiewsley re­spec­tively, in a bid to catch tooth de­cay early.

It is part of the Keep Smil­ing ini­tia­tive be­tween Hilling­don Coun­cil, Pub­lic Health Eng­land and NHS Eng­land aimed at im­prov­ing the oral health of school­child­ren.

It fol­lows a re­cent re­port which iden­ti­fied five-yearolds in Hilling­don as hav­ing the worst teeth in Lon­don, with 25 per cent suf­fer­ing from tooth de­cay.

Dr Amit Rai, prin­ci­pal den­tist at Feel­good Den­tal, said: “I am look­ing for­ward to help­ing pre­vent tooth de­cay in the chil­dren of the pri­mary schools that we shall be vis­it­ing.”

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