Experts polish decay advice
DENTAL health experts will next week be raising the profile in North Staffordshire of a new treatment to keep decay at bay.
They will be on hand at Asda, Wolstanton, on Wednesday and then at Tesco, Hanley, on June 20 as part of the British Dental Health Foundation's National Smile Month.
In an area of high rates of rotten teeth among five-year-olds, the specialists from Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust will be talking to parents about the preventative treatment called fluoride varnish.
It is painted onto the teeth to help strengthen the enamel and provide long term protection against tooth decay.
Dentists say it helps redress the balance in areas such as North Staffordshire where water supplies do not have fluoride.
Jill Allbutt, health improvement practitioner in oral health for the Partnership Trust, said: "This is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about fluoride varnish."