Child tooth decay is falling
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.”