The latest data from the National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is released today. It shows a slight improvement in the oral health of primary 1 (P1) children in Scotland since 2012. with 68% having no obvious decay experience in 2014. This has improved from 45% when the NDIP programme started in 2003.
Children from most deprived areas have more experience of decay with only 53% having no obvious decay compared with 83% in the least deprived areas.
The mean number of decayed, missing and filled teeth continues to decline with the average falling to 1.27 teeth in 2014.
Reports from previous years are available from the NDIP website