Oral health

Teeth4life:  

More information for practitioners and settings can be found in the Teeth4Life programme protocol or on the Teeth4Life video

For more information please contact Islington's Oral health promotion adviser Obuko Obiuwevbi Tel 020 3317 2431

The community Flouride varnish programme runs only in Islington at present and is designed to improve the dental health of young children. Islington has one of the highest levels of child tooth decay in London and stark inequalities exist across the borough

First tooth, first visit

Children should see their dentist as soon as they get their first tooth. NHS dental treatment is free for all children under 18.

Flouride varnish programme

The community Flouride varnish programme runs only in Islington at present and is designed to improve the dental health of young children. Islington has one of the highest levels of child tooth decay in London and stark inequalities exist across the borough.

Fluoride varnish is proven to be a safe and effective way of preventing tooth decay.

The programme involves a team of staff from Whittington Health Dental Services visiting schools to apply the varnish to children whose parents have given consent. For further information see the parent leaflet.

Useful links

NHS - oral health and dental health information 

Find your nearest dentist

Westminster has launched a campaign to tackle poor oral health, including a short animation, lesson plan and other resources.

Islington contacts

Oral health promotion adviser

Obuko Obiuwevbi
Tel 020 3317 2431

Mouth hygiene / Oral health

Islington directory