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Projected service use and outcomes in 3-5 years and 5-10 years

Background papers: children :: Dental health in children :: Projected service use and outcomes in 3-5 years and 5-10 years

Medway has a higher population of children than the regional and national average. This is expected to continue over the next 25 years. Although numbers of children are increasing the proportion they make up of the population is decreasing because of the increasing numbers of older people[1].

Current guidance recommends that all children should visit the dentist at least twice a year for prevention of tooth decay through topical fluoride therapy. Service use for prevention should therefore be promoted, especially in areas of high tooth decay prevalence.


References

[1]   Office for National Statistics. Mid-2012-based subnational population projections for England