Child tooth de­cay is fall­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Den­tal regis­tra­tions in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang have in­creased ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial fig­ures.

Ac­cord­ing to the Scottish Gov­ern­ment, 93.2 per cent of chil­dren and 92.2 per cent of adults are reg­is­tered, above the na­tional av­er­age of 91 per cent.

The fig­ure has nearly dou­bled since 2007.

There is also no dif­fer­ence in den­tist reg­is­tra­tion rates be­tween chil­dren liv­ing in the most and least de­prived ar­eas,

Ruther­glen MSP Clare Haughey said: “The SNP is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that ev­ery­body who wants ac­cess to NHS den­tal ser­vices can re­ceive it.

“Sub­stan­tial in­vest­ment by this gov­ern­ment has meant that den­tal reg­is­tra­tion has in­creased from 52 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion in 2007 to 91 per cent today – with 92.4 per cent in South La­nark­shire reg­is­tered.

“Along­side reg­is­tra­tion fig­ures, child tooth de­cay is fall­ing in Scot­land and there is no longer a de­pri­va­tion gap in den­tal regis­tra­tions for chil­dren. Good oral health is some­thing that ev­ery­one should be able to ben­e­fit from, re­gard­less of their back­ground or life cir­cum­stances.”

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