Islington children get free fluoride treatment for their teeth
PUBLISHED: 08:38 18 September 2011
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Children under 10 can now get access to a new free dental treatment thanks to an initiative by NHS Islington.
The new scheme, which started this month , involves specialist dental teams heading to 34 schools, nurseries and children’s centres around the borough to provide free fluoride varnish to kids aged between three and 10.
The varnish is a coating painted on teeth to reduce tooth decay and while children are under 10 they can receive two treatments a year free of charge.
Islington has one of the highest levels of tooth decay among young children in the country.
Despite this, a third of the borough’s kids don’t visit the dentist for regular check-ups, even though they are free for children, and NHS Islington is encouraging the mantra: “first tooth = first visit”.
For more information call 0203 317 2341 or for a full list of participating centres, see below:
St John’s Upper Holloway, Junction Road, Archway
St Mary’s Primary School, Fowler Road, Islington
Ashmount Primary School, Ashmount Road, Archway
Drayton Park Primary School, Arvon Road, Highbury
Thornhill Primary School, Thornhill Road, Barnsbury
St Andrew’s Primary School, Matilda Street, Barnsbury
St John the Evangelist Primary School, Duncan Street, Islington
St Mark’s Primary School, Sussex Way, Upper Holloway
Tufnell Park Primary School, Dalmeny Road, Tufnell Park
Grafton Primary School, Eburne Road, Holloway
Clerkenwell Parochial Primary School, Amwell St, Finsbury
Sacred Heart Primary School, George’s Road, Holloway
Ambler Primary School, Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park
St Jude’s and St Paul’s Primary School, Kingsbury Road, Dalston
Hungerford Primary School Hungerford Road, Holloway
Hugh Myddelton Primary School, Myddelton Street, Clerkenwell
Montem Primary School, Hornsey Road, Holloway
Robert Blair Primary School, Brewery Road, Holloway
St Luke’s Primary School, Radnor Street, Finsbury
Newington Green Primary School, Newington Green
Blessed Sacrament Primary School, Boadicea St, Kings Cross
Laycock Primary School, Laycock Street, Islington
Vittoria Primary School, Half Moon Crescent, Barnsbury
Christ the King Primary School, Tollington Park, Crouch Hill
Winton Primary School, Killick Street, Kings Cross
Hargrave Park Primary School, Bredgar Road, Archway
Rotherfield Primary School, Rotherfield Street, Islington
Highbury Quadrant Primary School, Highbury New Park, Highbury
Moreland Primary School, Moreland Street, Finsbury
Copenhagen Primary School, Treaty Street, Kings Cross
Pakeman Primary School, Hornsey Road, Holloway
New North Community School, Popham Road, Islington
Pooles Park Primary School, Lennox Road, Finsbury Park
Duncombe Primary School, Susex Road, Upper Holloway
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