Children in London have some of the worse teeth in the country. Over a quarter (26%) of 5-year-olds in London suffer from decay, which is higher than the national average. The London Assembly Health Committee is investigating poor dental health among London’s children, and would like to hear more about parents’ experiences to help write their recommendations. There are also big differences between London boroughs.
How often do your children visit the dentist? Are you able to get appointments when you need them? To what extent do you think about dental health when making food choices?
Tell us more in our discussion below.
Thanks everyone for sharing your views. The London Assembly have published all their findings and recommendations in a report.
Among these recommendations are:
- Schools should be sugar free by 2022.
- There should be supervised brushing in schools
- Every child in London needs to see a dentist at least by age one.
- The Mayor should appoint a specialist in children’s dental health to the Child Obesity’s Taskforce