How Dental Caries Is A Disease Associated With Social Deprivation

1488 Words Apr 18th, 2016 6 Pages
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Improvements in children’s oral health in Scotland, is evident. However, it is clear inequalities remain “It has become apparent that dental caries is essentially a disease associated with social deprivation” (Childsmile, 2013).

According to current statistics, particularly those relating to oral health in children; compared children in primary 1, in the most and least deprived areas of Scotland with no obvious tooth decay, finding the percentage 53% to 83%, noticeably the least deprived areas have obvious signs of decay. Throughout Scotland, Glasgow had the lowest percentage of primary 1 children with no noticeable decay at 65.3% (ISD Scotland, 2014).

Childsmile is the current national campaign, which aims to improve children’s dental health and decrease the differences seen across Scotland in dental health and access to services. Using the Client Centred and Educational models of Health Promotion; to empower children to make their own choice, while educating them with accurate and up to date information. Scotland’s oral health has improved since the full…
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