Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Greater Manchester under 5's to benefit from £1.5m programme tacking tooth decay

Thousands of young children are to benefit from a new £1.5m programme launched by the Greater Health and Social Care Partnership aimed at transforming the dental health of under 5s across Greater Manchester.

This initiative will see supervised toothbrushing introduced in schools and nurseries plus dental care incorporated into health visitor checks in areas where particularly large numbers of young children suffer from tooth decay. Four localities will be specifically targeted  - Salford, Rochdale, Bolton and Oldham as they have each been identified by the NHS and Public Health England as among the country’s top national priority areas for improving children’s oral health.

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