A report has revealed that nearly half of five year olds in Fulham and Hammersmith have tooth decay.
The report, which was released by the Children’s Oral Health Task Group, showed that 45 percent of five year olds in the borough have decay, a figure which is significantly higher than the London average, which currently stands at 33 percent.
Nadeev Pooni, from the Central London NHS Trust
, said that it is very important that parents take responsibility for their children’s oral health and encourage them to adopt good habits from a very early age.
The Children’s Oral Health Taskforce is a new group, which was formed with the aim of identifying and addressing causes of poor oral health. The report made a number of recommendations to try and improve standards of oral health among children, which included campaigning for a consultation on adding fluoride to the water supplies in the area.
The most important method of prevention is to ensure regular dental examinations and hygiene treatment. Diet is also crucial and try to avoid sugary snacks and drinks during the day. It is best to keep these treats at mealtimes only.
Children of registered parents are seen for an initial consultation free of charge. We provide only the best treatment and materials for children. We do not use amalgam metal fillings and have a very strong emphasis on prevention of disease.