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Children’s oral health in Wales, 29/07/11 [W]

The oral health of Welsh children will be examined in a new inquiry by the National Assembly’s Children and Young People Committee.

Research has shown that children in Wales have worse dental health than other parts of the UK. Extra money has been allocated to improve this, such as through the Welsh Government’s ‘Designed to Smile’ programme launched in 2009 which involved a supervised tooth brushing scheme for 3-5 year olds and a promotional programme for 6-11 year olds.

The Committees inqury will focus on the effectiveness of the Welsh Government schemes at improving oral health, especially in deprived areas.

More information and details of how to contribute to this inqury are available on the National Assembly for Wales website.