Oral health

National and local strategies (best practices)

The Cochrane systematic (1) review published in 2015 noted that fluoridation would increase children with deciduous teeth free from decay by 15% and 14% of children with adult teeth free from decay. The findings as based on classical studies undertaken some time ago.

Water fluoridation has been maintained – this intervention has been shown through evidence base research to reduce dental decay.

As noted above, and in keeping with guidance from Delivering Better Oral Health, local dental practices including the Community Dental Service CIC provided fluoride varnish interventions.


(1) Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor et al , Cochrane library: Water Fluoridation for the prevention of dental caries, June 2015

Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016