Tuesday 15 May 2018 / 3:26 PM Health

Shocking inequalities in tooth decay are a stark indictment of Tory failure to maintain essential NHS services – Julie Cooper

Julie Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to the news that tooth decay in five year olds has increased in some regions in England, said:

“These shocking and worsening inequalities in tooth decay are a stark indictment of Tory failure to maintain essential NHS services. Tooth decay is still the leading cause of hospital admissions for five to nine year olds, and yet it is almost entirely preventable.

“If this Government is serious about improving children’s health, oral health cannot remain neglected and underfunded.

“The next Labour government will tackle entirely preventable conditions such as dental decay and work to make Britain’s children the healthiest in the world.”