The latest NDIP report which focuses on the detailed survey of P7 children has been published today.
- The report shows that 70 percent of P1 children had no obvious decay experience in their primary teeth in the school year 2017/18 compared with 45% in 2002/03
- In the school year 2017/18, the average number of teeth affected by obvious decay experience in P1 children was 1.14. This is less than half of the average number of teeth affected in the school year 2002/03 (2.76).
- There is a continuing link between area-based socio-economic deprivation and poor dental health among P1 children in Scotland. Only 55.8% of P1 children had no obvious decay experience in the most deprived areas compared with 85.9% in the least deprived areas.