Oral health

Key inequalities

Evidence through epidemiology surveys have confirmed poor dental health goes hand in hand with material and social deprivation. People living in these areas are more likely to have diets high in sugar and with less frequent use of fluoridated toothpaste at the correct concentrations. Socially disadvantaged children experience disproportionately high levels of dental disease as noted in Table 1 and 2. Children and adults with special care requirements are more likely to have teeth affected by dental decay, hence these groups are targeted with oral health education and well as fluoride interventions.


Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016