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Press release New oral health survey of children in special schools For the first time, new data is published on the oral health of children attending special schools.
Published 24 September Public Health England Children in special support schools have slightly lower levels of tooth decay than children in mainstream schools but are more likely to have their teeth extracted, according to a new survey published today 24 September by Public Health England PHE.
The first national survey of oral health in special schools — schools for children with severe special education needs and disabilities SEND — also show that those who experienced decay have more teeth affected and their oral hygiene is poorer.
Tooth decay is a lifestyle disease caused by consuming sugary foods and drinks too frequently.
It can be prevented by reducing sugar in the diet and brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice daily. The North West region has the poorest dental health for both age groups in special support schools. The key findings were: Tooth decay is caused by too much sugar in the diet and children currently consume 3 times as much sugar than official recommendations.
Thankfully tooth decay can be prevented by not giving children sugary foods and drinks and brushing their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes into the mouth.
Despite children in special support schools having slightly lower levels of tooth decay than children in mainstream schools, they are still very high so we must not be complacent.
Children in special support schools are particularly vulnerable so they require an additional package of support to prevent and treat tooth decay. Local authorities and NHS England should take it upon themselves to provide dental services with specially trained staff who can cater for the multiple complex needs of these children.
As in mainstream schools, deprivation has an impact on tooth decay levels among special support school pupils; those from the poorest households have the highest levels of tooth decay. The regional differences found in the survey were consistent between special support and mainstream schools; therefore a continued focus on tackling wider inequalities is needed.
Background This is the first national survey of the oral health of children with disabilities, special needs and medical illnesses in special support schools. It involved trained and standardised teams sampling children aged 5 and 12 at special support schools.
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