The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Oral health services

Tooth decay (dental caries) is one of the most common diseases in childhood in the UK. Children's primary (baby) teeth are more susceptible to decay than permanent (adult) teeth owing to differences in their chemical composition and physical properties. In Waltham Forest 26% of five year olds have had a decay experience. This is lower than the England average but those children who do experience decay have a more severe experience with an average of 1.16 decayed, extracted or filled teeth compared to an average of 0.94 in England.

Dental health services include: