Oral Health

Oral Health

Although oral health is improving in England, almost a quarter of 5 year olds have tooth decay, and poor oral health accounts for a huge cost to health services. Tooth decay was the most common reason for hospital admission in children aged 5 to 9 in 2014/15 with over 26,000 children admissions for an almost entirely preventable disease. Schools have an important role in improving the oral health of children and young people.

Local Services for Children and Young People in North Yorkshire

Information and support can be sought from the 5-19 Healthy Child Service Team in your area. NHS Choices also provides helpful resources and further information oral health and tooth brushing.

The North Yorkshire and York Oral Health Promotion Service is delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. More information about the service can be accessed at the North Yorkshire County Council Oral Health page.

Access to urgent dental care

Those who are registered with an NHS dental practice and require urgent treatment can contact their practice directly during normal working hours. Out of hours advice and assistance can be accessed by phoning NHS 111.

Other useful sources of information